Old Munkács Cemetery


Jewish families that lived in Munkács and nearby villages used the Munkács cemetery as the final resting place for their loved ones. The old Munkács cemetery had some 1,520 burials.

In the 1960's the Soviets earmarked the cemetery for commercial land use. Those who could, moved the mortal remains of their loved ones to a new cemetery site nearby. Alas, most remained behind.

World-wide public pressure led the Soviets to abandon that project and the cemetery grounds was left as is.

Unfortunately, most of the tombstones had already been removed so, today, it is very difficult to locate anyone buried there to say Kaddish over them. When they cleared the cemetery of the tombstones, four large pits were dug and the tombstones were pushed into the pits. Probably, many of them broke when that happened, yet some may have remained in-tact. It would be a very expensive effort to raise all of the tombstones and reassembling the broken stones would be a herculean task.

A list of the loved ones buried in the old cemetery may be found below.

The old Munkács cemetery is in Mukacheve and the new Mukacheve cemetery is located on its outer limits, to the east south east. (refer to map below).





~ Old Cemetery Location ~

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Old Munkács Cemetery: 48°26'26.09"N 22°43'58.50"E

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If you don't have Google Earth installed on your computer, click the Google Earth image to the right to see a screen capture of a satellite view of Mukacheve that has annotations for the old and new cemetery, synagogue, town hall, etc.
Image: Copyright © Google Earth.
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Image: Copyright © Google Earth.



~ Old Cemetery Family Photos ~

The following images were taken before destruction of the old Munkács cemetery and were contributed by descendants.

If you have any photographs taken in the old cemetery,
click HERE to contact me.

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Sheindl (née SCHONFELD) KORNREICH
bat Yaacov Yitzchak
d. 28 Tamuz 5676
(29 July 1916)

Photo: Courtesy Louis SCHONFELD, USA

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Avraham FULOP
ben Schlomo Meyer
d. 1 Sh'vat 5702
(19 January 1942)

Photo: Courtesy Louis SCHONFELD, USA

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Shown in the photo is Avraham's daughter, Ilona (née FULOP) SCHONFELD (Louis SCHONFELD's mother).

The photograph was taken in the summer or fall of 1945, several months after her liberation from Theresienstadt.



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Shaul Yecheskel PERLSTEIN ben Binyamin
d. 20 Tevet 5694
(7 January 1934)

Photo: Mugen Bais Shaul by Rabbi Duvid Leib GRUENFELD, USA

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He was a respected advisor to Rabbi Lázár SPIRA who wrote the words for this tombstone.

Binyamin PERLSTEIN ben Chaim Zvi
d. 7 Adar 5660
(6 February 1900)

Photo: Mugen Bais Shaul by Rabbi Duvid Leib GRUENFELD, USA

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Avraham Shlomo GRUNFELD ben Meyer Yakov
d. 30 Adar I 5703
(7 March 1943)

Photo: Mugen Bais Shaul by Rabbi Duvid Leib GRUENFELD, USA

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Created by: Marshall J. KATZ, USA / Compiled by: Louis SCHONFELD, USA
and with assistance from the following

JewishGen members/descendants and contributors of Mukacheve Jewish families:

Rabbi Duvid Leib GRUENFELD, USA
Louis SCHONFELD, USA
Amos Israel ZEZMER, France


Updated: 12 August 2014

Copyright © 2008 Louis SCHONFELD All rights reserved.

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