Alternate names: Rafalovka [Rus, Yid], Rafałówka [Pol], Rafalivka, Рафалівка [Ukr], רפלובקה [Hebrew]. 51°19' N, 25°59' E, 48 miles NE of Lutsk, 27 miles W of Sarny. Two nearby towns are named Rafalovka. Staraya Rafalovka = "Old Rafalowka". The larger is at 51°19'/25°59', the smaller at 51°22'/25°52'. 1900 Jewish population: 1,054. Shtetl information. Yizkor project. The Jewish settlement existed in the mid-1600s. The town was destroyed in WWII. Yizkor: Sefer zikaron le-'ayarot Rafalowka ha-yeshenah, Rafalowka he-hadashah, Olizarka, Zoludzk veha-sevivah (Tel Aviv, 1996).
may be buried at Hamlet Suhovlya. (German)
US Commission No. UA17300101
The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 565. Effecting Jewish Community was Khmelnitskiy's pogroms and World War I. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Karlin-Stiun Hasidic burial 1941. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds site. 21 to 100 stones, all in original location with 50% - 75% toppled or broken, date from 19th century. The cemetery has only common tombstones. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, organized individual tours and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized prior to World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and proposed nearby development.
STARAYA RAFALOVKA I: US Commission No. UA17260101
The earliest known Jewish Community was 16-17th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 55. Effecting Jewish Community were Khmelnitskiy's pogroms and World War I. The unlandmarked Karlin-Stolin Hasidic cemetery was established in 18th century with last known Jewish burial 1907. The isolated suburban wooded flat land 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. No stones are visible. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors stop. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Slight threat: vegetation, existing nearby and proposed development.
STARAYA RAFALOVKA II: US Commission No. UA17260102
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