US Commission No. UA08250101
Alternate name: Bukaczovce (German), Bukotchovitz (Hungarian), Bukshevitz (Czech) and Bukachivtsi (Ukraine). Bukachevtsy is located in Ivano-Frankovskaya at 49º15 24º30, 82 km from Lvov and 36 km from Rogatin. Cemetery: fire station along railroad, 500-m SE of Bukac rail station. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 733. Magdeburg Right granted at end of 15th century;,1867-The Jews received all rights of Austro-Hungary; amd 1890-1900-Jewish emigration to USA. The type of Jewish community which used this cemetery was Hasidic (Sadgorskaya, Vizhnitskaya). No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat suburban land has no sign or marker. Reached along railroad, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the site. 1-20 common tombstones, more than 75% toppled or broken, date from 1930. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for a fire or forest station along railroad. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and occasionally in the last 10 years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Small part has tombstones but vegetation overgrowth (a constant problem, damaging stones) will lead to full destruction of cemetery. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: vandalism. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, existing and proposed nearby development.
- Town: Town Executive Council of Viter Vasiliy Nikolayevich [ph: (03435) 41125].
- Regional: Regional State Administration of Chairman -Tihiy Mikhail Ivanovich [ph: (03435) 52100]. Oblast State Administration of Skripnichuk Vasiliy Mikhaylovich [ph: (03422) 25280].
- Jewish community of Kolesnik Victor Pavlovich Ivano-Frankovsk [ph: (03422) 34894].
- Others: Main Architect of Rogatin Region - Glukovskiy Yuriy Pavlovich [ph: (03435) 21731].
Documentation: Jewish Encyclopaedia ; Encyclopaedia Judaica ; Balaban Jewish Historical memorials in Polska, Jewish Starina, 1909 #1. Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37a, Apt. 23 [ph: (044) 2769505] visited site on 17/09/1996 and interviewed on 16/09/1996. He completed survey 23 [ph: (044) 2769505] on 01/10/1996.