Myzyakiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
Cemetery does not have an address. The cemetery is located at the southeast exit of the village. Starting at the last private house on the left side of the road, head northeast for around 100 metres to find the cemetery.
GPS coordinates
49.3849, 28.38596
Perimeter length
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Part of the cemetery site is used for agricultural purposes. The site is overgrown with dense seasonal vegetation. According to a local resident, there were still tombstones on the site in the 1970s, before the cemetery was demolished to make room for the collective farm. Part of the cemetery is under share and part is unclaimed. However, it is being ploughed. The owner of the share is no longer involved in the site’s management. Local woman remembers that in the beginning of the 1970-s the gravestones were still here. Then the collective farm demolished the cemetery.- Now the territory is partly under share, partly no-man's land, but it is being plowed- The owner of the share has ceased to manage here- Locals are sure that the cemetery was here.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

According to the Commission on the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was established in the early 19th century. According to locals, it was demolished in the 1970s.

There is not much information on the Jewish community of Myzyakiv. In 1887 there were 178 Jewish residents, which was 8% of the town. In 1889 there was a synagogue. According to the census of 1897, the Jewish population numbered 307 Jews (15.7%). Jews were involved in trade and crafting. In 1905 the rabbi was Meileh Derbarimdiker. In 1914, the Jewish community owned the drugstore, the only mill, two timber yards and 7 grocery shops.
Myzyakiv was occupied in July 1941. In August all Jews were executed.
There is no information on the modern Jewish community of Myzyakiv.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery could not be found marked on old maps of the region. Supposedly, it was founded in the first half of the 19th century. According to locals, the gravestones were still in the cemetery in the 1970s. The collective farm demolished the cemetery. The land is not overbuilt, however it is partly used.