Velykyi Bychiv


In Velykyi Bychkiv we found two cemeteries and a synagogue that had been renovated and put to use by a Protestant Christian denomination.  

The first cemetery was on the outskirts of town near a Christian cemetery.  It was protected by a modest fence and a locked gate.  From a distance the forty-odd stones did not appear to merit leaping the fence.  

The second cemetery was situated up a steep hill and contained about 75 stones laid out in a series of long rows.  Again the stones appeared to be ordinary and uninspiring in terms of decorative art work.