Slavuta New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located in the woods opposite the house at 128, Volyns'ka Street, near the Christian cemetery.
GPS coordinates
50.29038, 26.84081
Perimeter length
519 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a concrete fence of two metres height with metal gates.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained. Old and new gravestones are mixed on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
About 3,000
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
Presumably, there are remnants of a watchman house and Beith-Tahara on the site. A tsiyun of Rabbi Izhak Gdaliyahu Zeev Liberzon (died 1982) is located on the site. A memorial dedicated to Rabbi Menahem Nahum, who died in 1941 on the way to Tashkent and buried in Buzuluk, his nephew Rabbi Meshulam Zisya of Makariv (died in 1942) who was murdered by Germans.
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Historical overview

According to IAJGS, the cemetery was established in 1902, but the oldest preserved gravestone relates to the mid-19th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It appears on a German map of 1918, a copy of a Russian map of the 1880s. The cemetery is still operating.

Jews are known from the 18th century. In 1765, 246 Jews were inhabitants of Slavuta. A Jewish printing press functioned in 1792-1836. In the early 19th century, a soap, cloth, paper and candle plants, a sawmill, foundry and flour mill were operating. The Jewish population reached 4,891 (57,8% of the total) in 1897. Under the Soviets, a Jewish school and clubs were opened. Jews were engaged in crafts. In 1934, an ancient four-stored synagogue was demolished. 5,102 Jews resided in the city in 1939. On July 7, 1941, the German army captured Slavuta. In August 1941, during two actions, 1,233 Jews were executed. Over 5,000 Jews of Slavuta and adjoining villages were herded into a ghetto. On June 25, 1942, a ghetto was liquidated. In September 1942, skilled labourers and their families were murdered. Three monuments dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust were erected.

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