Rozhnyativ Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ivano-Frankivsk
District
Rozhniativ
Settlement
Rozhnyativ
Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to the gas station at 34.
GPS coordinates
48.9451, 24.15352
Perimeter length
546 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. Many gravestones are covered in vegetation. The cemetery is surrounded by a water ditch.
Number of existing gravestones
200
Date of oldest tombstone
1817 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1932 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. But since it appears on the 1st Austro-Hungarian military survey of the 1780s, it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged in the late 18th century. Later it was also marked on the maps of the 1860s. Later it was also marked on the maps of the 1860s, 1880s and 1939. According to VAAD, the oldest preserved gravestone relates to 1784, but ESJF expedition did not find gravestones older than the 19th century. According to IAJGS, the cemetery was operating until WWII so as the last known burial relates to te 1941.

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