Malyn Oldest Jewish Cemetery
The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to Commission on Preservation of Jewish Heritage, it was established in the 19th century. The cemetery is marked on map of 1900s. Presumably, it was demolished around the period of WWII, as the construction of a bus station and housing began in the 1950s.
Malyn (Ukr., Rus. Малин, Yid. מאַלין) had a Jewish population of 1,064 in 1847, and 2,547 (60% of the town) in 1897. As of 1885, the town had a synagogue and 5 Jewish prayer houses. During the Civil War, the community survived a pogrom. A Jewish school operated in the interwar period. There were 3,607 Jews in Malyn (32%) in 1939. After the German invasion in 1941, some of the Jews managed to flee the advancing German army. Around 1,000 were murdered in August 1941. The town had a quite large Jewish community after WWII – around 1,200 in 1959. As of 2001, there were 44 Jews living in Malyn and the neighbouring area.
The exact date of establishment of the cemetery is unknown, however according to the 1994–95 survey of the Jewish Preservation Committee (KSEN), it was established in the 19th century. The cemetery is marked on a map from around 1900. It is likely that it was demolished during WWII, as the construction of the bus station and the houses, which now stand in the place of the cemetery, began in the 1950s.