Jewish families that lived in Rakhiv, and possibly other nearby villages, used the Rakhiv cemetery as the final resting place for their loved ones.
The cemetery is located north of Rakhiv, on an isolated urban hillside with no sign or marker. It is reached by turning directly off a public road for 300 meters. A continuous fence with non-locking gate surrounds the cemetery. The stones date from 19th century, most in their original location, but maany are toppled or broken. The cemetery has an ohel (mausoleum).
The cemetery was vandalized during World War II, but 1945-46, Jewish individuals within the country and abroad financed a project to re-erect stones, patch broken stones, clean stones, clear vegetation, fixed the wall and fix the gate. Jewish survivors, contributors and contributions from visitors pay the regular caretaker. There are concerns regarding the Rakhiv cemetery, such as uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation and vandalism.
In the documents section of the "Other" tab, you will find a link to a U.S. Commission Report completed in 2005 that attempted to document Jewish Cemeteries (and Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites) in Ukraine. This cemetery is listed, but many other village cemeteries are not documented in that report.