Dubrynychi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
In the northern part of the village, walk for 280 metres from the railway crossing north along the dirt road. The cemetery is located by the river.
GPS coordinates
48.81868, 22.49172
Perimeter length
132 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Metal gauze fence, constructed by ESJF in June 2017.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery in Dubrynychi was established in the 18th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1836. The cemetery was used until WWII, and the most recently preserved gravestone dates to 1938.

Jews are believed to have arrived in Dubrynychi in the first half of the 18th century. In 1746 there was only one Jewish family lived in the village. In 1880 the Jewish population numbered around 85 (near about 8% of a total population). By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population had increased to 121. In 1920 to 1930, there were three Jewish alehouses, five Jewish shops and one flour mill. Hungarian forces arrived in March 1939, with the consequence that Jews were persecuted and forced out of their occupations. From 1940 to 1941, Jews from the area were drafted into forced labour battalions. Others were sent to the Eastern front, where most perished. In 1941, the Jewish population numbered 105 individuals. In the same year, some families without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Kaminets-Podolski in Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory and murdered. The remaining Jews of Dubrynychi were deported to Auschwitz in late May 1944. No Jews live in the town today.