Lopatyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Radekhiv
Settlement
Lopatyn
Site address
Lopatyn Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.21535,24.87166
Perimeter length
240 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It emerged not earlier than the 19th century. Presumably, it was demolished after WWII. The Jews first settled in the early 19th century. In 1880, 332 Jews were inhabitants of Lopatyn (14.4% of the total population). In 1890, the Jewish population reached 537 (19.8% of the total population). In the late 19th century, two synagogues of the Belz and Husiatyn Hasidism operated, and a Jewish cemetery was established. A Bikur Hoilim society and Hevra Kadisha were active. Menachem-Mendel Lashchover served as a rabbi. From the early 1910s, the Zionist organization Ha-Tikva functioned. In 1910, the Jewish population was 505 (15.3% of the total population). During WWI, the soldiers of the Russian army robbed Jews and burnt Jewish houses. In the post-war period, the economic condition declined. By 1921, it slightly dropped to 400 (12.5% of the total population). In 1922-24, a Hebrew school operated. On June 24, 1941, the German troops occupied the town. In May 1942, about 450 Jews remained in Lopatyn. On October 22, 1942, around 400 Jews were deported to the Sokal’ ghetto, and later to the Belzec death camp. On April 3, 1944, five Jews returned to Lopatyn.