Yampil New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
15, Molodizhna Street, behind the house.
GPS coordinates
49.9502, 26.22135
Perimeter length
402 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is located in the wood thus severely overgrown by trees and bushes. The tombstones are hardly accessible because of excess of vegetation. Clearing and fencing are required.
Number of existing gravestones
Over 50. The dense vegetation prevents an exact count.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a closed structure, most likely an ohel.
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest tombstone’s date relates to the early 19th century so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It appears on an old Russian maps since 1880s. It was also marked on Polish map of 1939.

Jews settled from the early 17th century. During the period of the Northern War in 1705-08, the Jewish community suffered from the hands of soldiers of the Russian, Polish and Swedish armies. 476 Jews were inhabitants of Yampil ‘in 1765. The Jewish population was 1,482 (58% of the total population) in 1897. The Jewish population was 1,058 (32,% of the total population) in 1939. On July 6, 1941, Yampil ‘was captured by the Wehrmacht units. In the course of two actions in the late 1941 and June 1942, around 1,700 Jews from Yampil ‘and adjoining villages were executed. According to the other data, the Jews of Yampil ‘were gettoized into Liakhovets.

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