Rybotycze Jewish Cemetery
Take road 2078R from Rybotycze towards Makowa streets. After you pass 71, on the right, proceed for a further 300m and then the cemetery will be on the left hand side, behind trees.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is an about 1m tall, wire and metal fence.
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The fence and the cemetery are in relatively good condition. There are no signs of forestation, the cemetery seems to be taken care of. The tombstones are in situ, but some of them are broken or devastated due to time and corrosion. There is a Holocaust memorial.
Number of existing gravestones
250. According to NID, there are 300 matzevot in the cemetery. The tombstones are mostly in relatively good condition. Many of them have spectacular, unique ornamentation with animals, flowers or objects. Some older tombstones have been cleaned, set up, glued and secured.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Preserved construction on site
Tzaddik Rabbi Elimelech Szapiro founded the Jewish community in Rybotycze before 1881. The cemetery was vandalized during WWII, no maintenance of the structures has taken place since then. However there have been clean-up projects by students and organizations (IAJG).
The cemetery has been restored in recent years. It was possible thanks to the initiative and commitment of the aforementioned Mojżesz Rubinfeld, the only Jewish survivor of the Holocaust.