|MYN'KIVTSI: Minkovtsy, Mikovitz, Minkowce|
Alternate names: Minkovtsy and Миньковцы [Rus], Myn'kivtsi and Миньківці [Ukr], Minkovitz [Yid], Mińkowce [Pol], Myn'kivci. 48°51' N, 27°06' E, 27 miles ENE of Kamenets Podolskiy, 13 miles ESE of Dunayivtsi, 8 miles W of Nova Ushytsya on the banks of the Ushitsa river (a tributary of the Dnestr). NOTE: Four places in Ukraine have the same name. Jewish population: 2,196 (in 1897), 1,296 (in 1939).
Jewish Cemetery: "We finally came to a small cemetery of about 20 or 30 graves. The weeds were very overgrown but had not yet completely encroached on the tombstones. These graves were fairly modern. Each was sitting on top of a cement or stone foundation of about three feet in height and each foundation was surrounded by an ornamental, painted, iron fence. The stones were mostly written on in Cyrillic and most of the deaths had occurred in the 1960's or 1970's. Several stones had ceramic or porcelain discs on them with a photograph of the person on it. In some cases, the person's likeness was engraved on the stone. The whole place was a big surprise. ... She told us there were many more stones in the woods next to where we were standing but the woods had so completely regrown that we couldn't see any of them. They were completely inaccessible. She showed us a different path through some people's yards and before we knew it we were back on the unpaved street to the mill." Source with photographs of cemetery. [April 2012]