Bil’shivtsi


In Bil’shivtsi we found a large synagogue converted into a house of culture.  The building was open but no one was around.  The interior bore no resemblance to a synagogue except for a second floor area that might have been a women’s balcony but that now housed a bank of theatrical lights.

As I had read, the cemetery at Bil’shivtsi did occupy a commanding bit of high ground and showed signs of Austro-Hungarian World War I artillery gun emplacements.  The only discernible stone was a fragment about 12″ by 18″.