Sasiv Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Zolochiv
Settlement
Sasiv
Site address
Sasiv Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.87461,24.94531
Perimeter length
120 meters
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
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is used for cattle grazing and haymaking.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Other
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

In 1637, a Jewish cemetery was founded. It appears on maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) of 1939. The place is also marked on the Austro-Hungarian map of the 1880s as a synagogue. It can be assumed that there was a cemetery adjacent to it. Jews lived in Sasiv from its foundation. In 1764, 223 Jews lived in Sasiv. At the end of the 18th century, Rabbi Moshe-Leib (1745-1807) founded a Hassidic court. In 1884, Shlomo Maier (1835–1919) established a Hassidic court. At the beginning of the 20th century, the first Jewish political group Poalei Zion appeared in the town. At that time, Baron Hirsch supported a Jewish school. The Jewish population reached a peak of 1,906 (58.1% of the total population) in 1880 and reduced to 1,096 (35.4%) in 1921, through the emigration and the distress of the WWI. In 1939, the Jewish population was 1,150. In late August 1942, around a hundred Jews of Sasiv were deported to the Belzec extermination camp, and the diseased ones were shot on the spot. In November 1942, 400 remained Jews were packed in the Zolochiv ghetto. A labour camp was liquidated in July 1943.