Volochysk New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
Drive 300 metres West from the intersection of Kopachivs'ka Street and Kotlyarevs'koho Street. At the first exit, turn left and continue for a further 250 metres. The memorial on the cemetery site can be found behind the abandoned building.
GPS coordinates
49.52583, 26.23177
Perimeter length
158 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
A section of the factory is fenced off.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery site is now an industrial park. The northern part of the cemetery's former site is occupied by abandoned buildings, with solar panels around the monument.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is not determined. It was not marked on an old maps. According to IAJGS expedition there still were post-war Jewish cemetery in November 2013. As of September 1, 2019, the cemetery is demolished.

Jews began to settle in Volochys’k in the 18th century, numbered 384 in 1765. Jews made a living by crafts, wholesale and retail trade. In 1863, three synagogues operated and their amount swelled to eight in 1890. On May 4-5, 1881, during the anti-Jewish riots, the units of Jewish self-defense were created. The Bund started its activity in the turn of the centuries. The Jewish vocational school for girls and for boys were opened in the first decade of the 20th century. Beginning from 1921, the Jewish soviet organizations such as Yevkomol for Jewish youth, the Jewish kolkhoz named for Lekkert, the OZET (the public Society for Settling Toiling Jews on the Land) branch, Jewish rural council were active. The Jewish population grew to 3,295 (49,1% of the total) in 1897. In 1926, the Jewish population was 2,068 (28,4% of the total) and dropped to 753 in 1939. A ghetto was created after occupation on July 5, 1941. In August 1942, 8634 Jews destroyed. Sep 11 1942 in V. approx. 4 thousand Jews. In 1945, a monument was erected at the site of the death of Jews at the expense of relatives. After its partial destruction, a new one was set. Monument with a six-pointed star. In the 1990s. 4 Jewish families lived in V.V. clan: V.I. Liner, E.I. Lichtenstein; M.-L.Malbim, B. Margo, S. Rapaport, Y. Yu. Shpirt; Meir Benihu (1896-1981, Israel), Israeli journalist, ed. 1925–67. ed. “Kupat Kholim Klalit”, the first in the history of Hebrew speaking journalism ed. sport. Dep. gas. “Ha-Arez” and “Davar”, the author of works on issues. health and physical. education; David Margolis (b. 1911), sculptor, painter, author of interior paintings in a number of societies. buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York (1933), brother B. Margo; Isaac Iosifovich Tartakovsky (b. 1912), merit. artist USSR (1976), author of the painting “Requiem” (“Babi Yar”, 1991). IB Kraizman.