Halych Karaite Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ivano-Frankivsk
District
Halych
Settlement
Halych
Site address
The cemetery is located opposite the house at 5, Horbys'ka Street, along the Dnister river.
GPS coordinates
49.12916, 24.71583
Perimeter length
128 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Three sides of the cemetery are surrounded by a broken concrete fence of 1.5 metres height.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained. There are two Christian burials on the site. A playground is located adjacent to the site.
Number of existing gravestones
158
Date of oldest tombstone
1889 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
2013 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. According to Ivan Yurchenko, the oldest preserved gravestones presumably relate to the mid-18th century, but the oldest gravestone found by ESJF expedition relates to the late 19th century. The cemetery is still operating.

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