Klishkivtsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
To reach the cemetery, turn onto Prisyazhnyuka Street after the Klishkovets logging workshop. Proceed for about 1800 metres in the northern direction. Turn left onto the field road. Proceed for about 100 metres. The cemetery is located in the fields on the right of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.44622, 26.24406
Perimeter length
411 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced by ESJF in December 2020.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
About 100
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery was established in the middle of the 19th century. The cemetery was operating after WWII, the latest preserved gravestone relates to 1955.

The Jewish community in Klishkivtsi was established in the 18th century. A synagogue and Jewish cemetery operated at that time. The Jews were engaged in trade and crafts, in the 19th and the early 20th century. In 1897, around 1,000 Jews (13% of the total population) resided in Klishkivtsi. In 1911, an only pharmacy in the town was owned by a Jew. In 1930, the Jewish population reduced to 452 (6,3% of the total population). In the 1920s and 30s, a Jewish school operated. In summer, 1941, the German-Romanian forces occupied Klishkivtsi. 240 Jewish residents lived in 1944. During the occupation, the Jews were deported to the Chernivtsi ghetto and extermination camp near Kamenetz-Podolsky. In 1945, more than 50 Jews survived and returned to their hometown. In the late 1940s, Rabbi Mordehai Itskovich Khazin (1918–?) served in a local synagogue. Later, Jewish inhabitants of Klishkivtsi moved to Chernivtsi or Israel. Joseph Leontievich Klishch (1915, Kamenetz-Podolsky – 1943, Paris), a Jewish leader of the French Resistance Movement, spent the early years of his life in Klishkivtsi.