Velyki Heyivtsi Jewish Cemetery
Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery in Velyki Heyivtsi was established in the 19th century. The cemetery was barely damaged during WWII or in the post-war Soviet period. There is one legible tombstone on the site.
Jews are believed to have arrived in the area of Velyki Heyivtsi in the late 18th century. In 1830, there were 52 Jews living in the town. By 1880, the Jewish population had increased to 183 (17% of the total population). By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, there were 120 Jews living in the town. Hungarian forces arrived in Velyki Heyivtsi in March 1939, with the consequence that the Jews were persecuted and forced out of their occupations. There were 69 Jews living in Velyki Heyivtsi in 1941. Some Jews were drafted into forced labour battalions. Others were sent to the Eastern front, where most perished. Some Jews without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Kamenets-Podolski in Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory and murdered. The remaining Jews of Velyki Heyivtsi were deported to Auschwitz in late May 1944. No Jews live in the town today.