Kozliv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ternopyl
District
Kozova
Settlement
Kozliv
Site address
The cemetery is located in the woods opposite the house at 61, Pidlisna Street.
GPS coordinates
49.54903, 25.35655
Perimeter length
420 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. The perimeter of the site is delineated by a ditch.
Number of existing gravestones
10
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Forestry
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Presumably, it was established in the 19th century. First, it appears on Polish maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) of 1937.

64 Jews resided in Kozliv in 1765. The Jewish community emerged in the late 18th century. The Jewish population reached 1,247 (30,6% of the total population) in 1880. Emigration of young people to Argentina and the U.S. after WWI reduced Jewish population to 715 people (17,8% of the total population) by 1921. By these days, local Jews were mostly engaged in agriculture and craft. Several Beit-Midrash institutions, a synagogue and prayer houses of Husyatyn and Rogatin hasidic dynasties existed in the town. In 1928, the Zionist groups Gordonia, HaRevizionistim and Ahava were in operation. In September 1942, all the Jews of Kozliv were deported to the Belzec death camp.

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