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Czernowitz Bukovina [Mar 2014]
Jewish Bukovina [Mar 2014]
  • US Commission No. UA08260101
  • Alternate name: Delatyn (German) and Deliatin (Hungarian). Delyatin is located in Ivano-Frankovskaya 48º32 24º38, 101 km from Chernovtsy and 12 km from Nadvornya. The cemetery is located at west on Rudneva Street. The Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.


  • Town officials: Village Executive Council, Chairman-Petrischak Oleg Ilich [Phone: (03475) 43251].
  • Regional officials: Regional State Administration, Chairman -Berezitskiy Bogdan Adamovich [Phone: (03475) 23264]. Oblast State Administration, Skripnichuk Vasiliy Mikhaylovich [Phone: (03422) 25280].
  • Jewish Community of Kolesnik Victor Pavlovich [Phone: (03422) 34894].
  • Others: Main Architect of Nadvornaya Region - Fabyak Bogdan Nikolayevich [Phone: (03475) 23026].
  • The earliest known Jewish community was beginning 18th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 1576. In 1867, the Jews received all rights of Austro-Hungary. 1890-1900 saw Jewish emigration to USA. The last known Hasidic (Sadgorskaya, Vizhnitskaya) Jewish burial was 1940. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked isolated urban flat land with no sign or marker. Lack of fence around cemetery results in waste dumping and animal dumping. Reached through bridge and railroad tracks, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds this cemetery. 501 to 5000 stones, most in original location and more than 75% stones toppled or broken, date from before 1500 to the 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces and no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for agricultural use (crops or animal grazing) and waste dumping. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents visit occasionally. 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. Serious threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion and vegetation. Slight threat: existing nearby development or proposed nearby development.
  • Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37A, Apt. 23 [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 20/09/1996. Interviewed was Kolesnik Victor Pavlovich of Ivano-Frankovsk, Pushkina Street, 76, Apt.1 on 16/09/1996. He completed survey on 04/10/1996. Documentation: Wasintynski: B. Ludnosc Zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX , Warszawa, 1930; Jewish Encyclopaedia , and Support plan of village.
  • Photos by Charles Burns [February 2016]
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