Vyshhorodok New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
To reach the cemetery, turn to the dirt road opposite the house 39 on the main street. Proceed for about 160 metres. Turn left to the field road. Proceed for about 200 metres. The cemetery is located in the woods on the left of the road.
GPS coordinates
49.76342, 25.96823
Perimeter length
327 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery has a fence installed in October 2020 by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained by the local municipal service. The fence is in excellent condition.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 500
Date of oldest tombstone
1902 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1938 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Presumably, there are ruins of a beit-tahara in the north-eastern part of the cemetery.
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Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but according to the dates on the preserved gravestones, it already existed at the beginning of the 20th century. First, it appears on Russian maps of 1890s.

In 1847, 1018 Jews were inhabitants of Vyshhorodok. In 1863, several synagogues operated. The Jews of Vyshhorodok were followers of Trysk Hasidism. The first Zionist organization was established in the 1910s. In December 1917, a pogrom happened in the town. Many Jews fled during the WWI and returned to Vyshhorodok after the end of the war. In the 1920s, four synagogues operated. In 1921, the Jewish population declined to 944 (96,7% of the total population). In the 1920-30s, Meir Frenkel served as a rabbi. In the 1920s, a Tarbut school functioned in the town. In the 1920-30s, the Jewish parties and organizations operated. The Jewish Youth movements were represented by Ha-Shomer Ha-Tzair, Ha-Halutz and Beitar. Ha-Halutz assisted its participants to immigrate to Mandatory Palestine. On March 16, 1942, the Jews of Vyshhorodok were isolated in the Vyshnivets ghetto. On August 11, 1942, all the prisoners were executed during the ghetto liquidation.

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