Alternate names:Buchach(Ukrainian: Бучач; Polish: Buczacz, Turkish: Bucaş). Shteltlink site. history. Index of Graves [February 2001] The city is located on the Strypa River (a tributary of the Dniester) in Ternopil Oblast(province) of western Ukraine and is the administrative center of the Buchach Raion, 135 km SE of Lviv in the historic region of Galicia. Jewish Virtual Library description.
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BUCHACH I: US Commission No. UA19160101
The earliest known Jewish community was 17th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 3858. Living here were Rabbi Bucach Avraam David since 1813; Shtern A. 19th-20th century merchant; and Sh. Agnon-writer, Nobel Laureate (1966). The Jewish cemetery was established in 16th century with last known Hasidic Jewish burial 1940. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated urban hillside and crown of a hill has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the site. 101-500 stones, most in original location with Between 50%-75% toppled or broken, date from the 19th-20th centuries. Location of removed stones is unknown. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. The cemetery is visited rarely by organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups and private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish). The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and not in the last 10 years. Local/municipal authorities cleared vegetation. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: Vegetation of old section to do difficult access. Serious threat: uncontrolled access (There are many broken tombstones). Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution, vandalism and existing nearby development.
Documentation: see at section 14. Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect, 37 a, apt.23 [ph: (044)2769505] survey site, completed survey, and interviewed Dobrovolskiy Ivan Nikolayevich on 16/04/1996.
BUCHACH II: US Commission No. UA19160501
Documentation: see section 14 [sic]. Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37 a, apt. 23 [ph: (044)2769505] visited site, completed survey, and interviewed Senkiva Nikolay Mikhaylovich of Local History Museum on 16/04/1996 ü First Bucecer Independent Benevolent Association (New York, N.Y.) Records, 1925-1972 (bulk 1961-1972) Description: .2 linear ft. Notes: Landsmanshaftn founded in 1925 by Jewish immigrants from Buczacz, Poland (now Buchach, Ukraine.) Cemetery deed; constitution; minutes, 1961-1972; ... YIVO collections are in Yiddish, Russian, Polish, English, Hebrew, and other European and non-European languages. Location: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York, NY Control No.: NXYH89-A790
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