Nove Misto Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Staryi Sambir
Settlement
Nove Misto
Site address
8, Vishneva Street. The cemetery is located opposite the house.
GPS coordinates
49.61529, 22.85709
Perimeter length
234 metres
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 cemetery was demolished in the 1950s.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on a map from the 1880s. It was demolished in the 1950s.

The Jews began to settle in Skelivka in the early 17th century. 590 Jews were inhabitants of the village in 1880. The Jews played the key role in the town’s trade and crafting. The local community became independent in the late 18th and early 19th century. In the early 19th century, Aharon Itzhak (d. 1860) served as a rabbi. At the turn of the century, the Jewish population reached its peak population of 690 (52% of the total population). In the interwar period, the economic condition of the Jewish community declined. In summer 1942, the local Jewish population was mostly expelled to the extermination camp Belzec, by ways of the Sambir ghetto.

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