Novi Strilyshcha Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Zhydachiv
Settlement
Novi Strilyshcha
Site address
27, Bogdana Khmelnitskogo Street.
GPS coordinates
49.52399, 24.40985
Perimeter length
280 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
-
Number of existing gravestones
About 25
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel for Uri ben Pinhas (d. 1826).
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is not available, but it was operating in the 1820s. In the 1880s, it was marked on a map.

Jews began settling in Novi Strilyshcha in the second half of the 17th century. From the mid-19th century, the stream of Belz Hasidim was influential. The Jewish population reached 1,597 (60% of the total population) by 1900. By 1921, it had decreased to 771, after a great fire in 1913 and WWI. The establishment of the organisation “Reshima leumit”, which included both Zionists and Stratin Hasids, of Stratin allowed for the Zionists to take over community leadership. Beitar and other Zionist organisations were active in the interwar period. In the early August 1942, the entire Jewish community of Novi Strilyshcha, 1,252 individuals, was deported to Bibrka. Those not executed there were deported to the extermination camp Belzec.

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