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Compiled by Harriet Kasow
created November 2011
revised December 2020
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Jewish Cemeteries


There are two Jewish cemeteries in Klishkivtsi. The older one is approximately 400 years old. It is located today near a brand new American style gas station with all the amenities. The station is a bit of an anomaly in the surrounding undeveloped area. The cemetery is overgrown with gravestones buried or lying flat with hard to read if not impossible to read inscriptions. On the other side of the hilly cemetery is a privately owned house. We talked to the resident and she informed us that she tries to clear the foliage once a year. She would like to acquire the property but there seems to be no owner or responsible party to whom to turn. Following are the photos.


The new Cemetery is located three kilometers outside of the town in a pastoral setting, as it should be. The road is impassable but considering the state of the roads in Ukraine today this is not in the vocabulary. We passed despite taking us at least a half hour to maneuver. A photo of this is enclosed. After arriving at the cemetery we had to walk an obstacle of overgrowth and jungle-conditions to get to the destination of our dreams.

It was almost impossible for me to walk my way through this, but I made a leap of faith as it were and arrived. The description of the cemetery is that with a proper crew and organization it could be brought back to visibility. In the event, only a small portion of the gravestones were visible. Apparently, individuals had attended to some of the outer stones but there was a nucleus totally unapproachable due to the foliage. I managed to find a gravestone of a relative, much to my joy.

As opposed to the old cemetery, this one has a restoration possibility, whereas the old one has an archeological one.

Below is a slideshow album consisting of random shots of the cemetery for your viewing.
Click the photo to begin the slideshow.
Then click the arrows to manually cycle through the images.



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