Yazlovets Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located opposite to the Christian cemetery in the northern outskirts of the village.
GPS coordinates
48.96594, 25.44476
Perimeter length
562 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is slightly overgrown. There are remnants of an old stone fence on the site. The cemetery requires clearing and fencing. The site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to IAJGS, the Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th. The last known Jewish burial was in the 1940s. Presumably, it appears on the second military survey of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 1880s.

The Jewish community of Yazlovets’ emerged in the 16th century. 43 Jews (14.8% of the total population) were inhabitants of the town in 1743. The Jewish population reached a peak of 1,642 (54.5% of the total population) in 1880. The first Zionist organizations were established in the early 20th century. The Jewish population reduced to 474 (23.9% of the total population) by 1921 and stood at 560 in 1931. In 1928, the youth Zionist movement Ahava was active, a Hebrew school and a drama circle were affiliated with this organization. The branch of WIZO was opened in 1935. In autumn of 1942, the Jewish community was expelled to Buchach and from there sent to the Belzec death camp.

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