Pistyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ivano-Frankivsk
District
Kosiv
Settlement
Pistyn’
Site address
To reach the cemetery, turn onto Sportyvna Street on the crossroads with the main street. Proceed for about 800 metres. Turn left onto Shkil'na Street. Proceed for 200 metres. The cemetery is located on the left of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.36747, 25.03227
Perimeter length
233 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The street side of the cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence with gates.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is mostly demolished. There are many remnants of gravestones. The cemetery site is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. The site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
60
Date of oldest tombstone
1939 (only dated found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel on the cemetery site, installed by the Ohalei Tzadikim — Gader Avot union.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the early 20th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed during that period.

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