Kukeziv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Kamianka-Buzka
Settlement
Kukeziv
Site address
The cemetery is located in a field on a small hill, 300 metres before the village entrance on the right side of the Lviv-Kyiv highway.
GPS coordinates
49.92464, 24.26664
Perimeter length
90 metres. The perimeter cannot be established.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The locals say that the gravestones were used in the Soviet Union for building the road to Moscow.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is not available. Presumably, it was operating until 1831. It can be supposed that it was demolished in the 1960s and later used as field.

The Karaites, who received the approval to do so by Jan Sobieski in 1692, settled in Kukeziv. In the 17th century, the Karaite writer Mordechai Kukizov lived here. After 1831, the Karaites moved to Galich. The Jews resided here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Nazi forces captured Kukeziv in summer 1941. In 1942, local Jews were deported to the ghetto in Novyy Yarychiv, where they were executed.

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