Novyy Vytkiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Radekhiv
Settlement
Novyy Vytkiv
Site address
Novyy Vytkiv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.31460,24.48636
Perimeter length
291 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires cleaning and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 100
Date of oldest tombstone
1889 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1930 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it appears on the 3rd military survey of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the 1880s. Jews were present in the early 18th century. In the 19th century, the Jews were engaged mainly in trade. The Jewish population was 1,060 (52,7% of the total population) in 1890. In June 1914, many Jewish houses, a synagogue and Beit Midrash were burnt. During the WWI, the community was robbed by the Cossacks. In 1921, 987 Jews lived in Novyy Vytkiv. In the interwar period, the Zionist organisations were active. On June 25, 1941, the Wehrmacht troops occupied Novyy Vytkiv. In June 1942, 1,125 Jews remained. On October 22, 1942, 160 Jews were deported to Belzec death camp. The remnants were expelled in March 1943.