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Alternate names: Banilov [Rus], Banila pe Seret [Rom], Banila am Serth [Ger], Banyliv-Pidhirnyj and Банилів-Підгірний [Ukr], Banilla Mołdawska [Pol], Banila, Mold Banila, Moldavskiy Banilov, Moldauish-Banilya. 48°05' N, 25°29' E, Two towns named "Banilov" are both in the Bukovina region. This one is 12 miles SW of Storozhynets (Storojineţ), 26 miles SW of Chernivtsi (Tschernowitz). Jewish population: 818 (in 1888), 517 (in 1930).

  • JewishGen Romania SIG
  • Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), I, p. 99: "Banilla Mołdawska".
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 84: "Banila pe Siret".
  • Der Geshichte der Juden in der Bukowina, vol. II(Tel Aviv, 1962)
  • JOWBRJewish Cemetery
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Romania, Vol. 2 (1980), p. 451: "Banila pe Ceremus"
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 84: "Banila pe Ceremus".
  • web site of the writer, Ruth Ellen Gruber. . Jewish Cemeteries of the Bucovina by Simon Geissbuhler. (June 2009) ISBN 978-973-1805-5S0-4. Romanian, Ukrainian, English, French, and German. This book may soon be available via commercial booksellers, but can also be obtained directly from the author < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >. Though very fews Jews remain in the Bucovina, the cemeteries represent the culture and prominence of the Jewish populations of pre-WWII Romania. This volume provides information on and pictures of the Jewish cemeteries [Mar 2014]
  • Czernowitz Bukovina [Mar 2014]
  • Jewish Bukovina [Mar 2014]
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  • Cemetery photo. Cemetery is not definted. [Feb 2014]

BANILOV I:       US Commission No. UA25020101
Alternate name: Siret (Yiddish) and Banila (Hungarian). Banilov is located in Chernovitskaya. The town is location at 48º50 25º29, 20 km from Vizhnitsa and 45 km from Chernovtsy. Cemetery: the center, 200m from highway and 300m from railroad. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Regional Executive Committee of Chairman-Buzhora Dmitriy Alekseevich [ph: (03730) 21385].
  • Regional: Chernovtsy Region Executive committee of Chairman-Leonchenko Vladimir Pavlovich. Town: Society of Memorial Preservation of Olhovskaya, Galina Dmitriyevna Cherkach Natalya Il'yevna of (03730) 21935.
  • Other: Jewish Foundation in Chernovtsy of Boyko Irina.

The earliest known Jewish community was in 17th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 688. In 1848, Jews received political rights. In 1918, Bukovina was transferred to Rumunia. In 1940, Bukovina was transferred to USSR. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1939. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat suburban land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A broken fence surrounds the cemetery. There is no gate. 101-500 stones, most in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1872 to 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has special sections for men, women and unmarried women. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery and agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. The cemetery is visited occasionally by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Serious threat: uncontrolled access. Moderate threat: vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, existing and proposed nearby development.

Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Ukraine, Odessa, Varnenskaya 17d,a.52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on 12/8/94 and interviewed Cherkach N.I. on 12/8/94. He completed survey on 12/08/1994.


BANILOV II: (SIRET) US Commission No. UA25130101

See BANILOV I for town details. Cemetery: S part of the village. The Jewish cemetery was established in 19th century with last known Hasidic Jewish burial 1940. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. Isolated between fields and woods with no sign or marker, one must cross 500 m from village to forest to reach it. Access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. 101-500 stones, most in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken date from the 19th-20th centuries. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has only common tombstones and no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are forest. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last 10 years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, damaging stones. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Serious threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion and vegetation. Slight threat: existing and proposed nearby development.

Documentation: H. Gold Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina , 1962. Hodorkovsky Yuriy Isaakovich of 252037, Ukraine, Kiev, Vozduhoflotsky 37a, 23 [ph: (044) 2769505] visited site on 3/12/95. No interviews were conducted for this survey. He completed survey on 03/20/1995.


BANILOV III:       US Commission No. UA25020101
See BANILOV I for town information. Cemetery: the center, 200m from highway and 300m from railroad. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1939. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat suburban land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A broken fence without gate surrounds the cemetery. 101-500 stones, most in original location and less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1872 to the 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has special sections for men, women and unmarried women. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery use and agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. The cemetery is visited occasionally by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance or structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Serious threat: uncontrolled access. Moderate threat: vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, existing and proposed nearby development.

Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Ukraine, Odessa, Varnenskaya 17d,a.52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on 12/8/94 and interviewed Cherkach N.I. on 12/8/94. He completed survey on 12/08/1994.


BANILOV IV:       US Commission No. UA25020102
See BANILOV I for town information. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1939. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat rural (agricultural) site has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the cemetery. 501 to 5000 stones, most in original location and less than 25% toppled or broken date from the 19th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections or mass graves. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The municipality owns the property used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last 10 years. There is no maintenance or structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and vandalism.

Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of 252037,Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37A, apt.23 [ph: (044)2769505] visited site on 07/1994 and interviewed local residents in 07/1994. He completed survey on 08/20/1994.

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