Dunayiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Peremyshliany
Settlement
Dunayiv
Site address
Dunayiv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.60611, 24.85499
Perimeter length
520 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is neglected and overgrown, most tombstones are broken, the stones are covered with moss
Number of existing gravestones
60
Date of oldest tombstone
1840s (earliest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is not known, but the earliest found gravestones dates back to the 1840s. The cemetery was marked on an Austrian map from 1880. Presumably, the cemetery was operating until WWII. The first records on the Jews in Dunayiv date back to 1629. In 1765, 50 Jews were living in Dunayiv. In 1880, 331 Jews resided in Dunayiv (18% of the total population). In 1900, the Jewish population numbered 338 (14% of the total population). During WWI, many Jewish houses, as well as the synagogue, were destroyed. By 1921, the Jewish population was reduced to 95 (4% of the total population). During the 1930s, a synagogue and a heder were operating. The entire Jewish population of Dunayiv was deported in September 1942.

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