Shchurovychi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Settlement
Shchurovychi
Site address
To reach the cemetery, proceed along Tsentral'na Street in the southern direction. Turn right onto the dirt road at the crossroads adjacent to the house at 35, Tsentral'na Street. Proceed for about 350 metres. Turn right to the forest path. Walk for about 140 metres along the path. The cemetery is located in the woods on the right of the path.
GPS coordinates
50.26679, 25.01808
Perimeter length
471 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.
Number of existing gravestones
13. The gravestones are covered in moss, and moss is crumbling gravestones. There are many remnants of the gravestones on the site.
Date of oldest tombstone
1830
Date of newest tombstone
1896
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 Austro-Hungarian maps of the 1880s, and the oldest preserved gravestones relate to the end of the 19th century.

Jews are first mentioned in 1570. In 1643, about 80 Jews lived in Shchurovychi. In the late 18th century, the Jewish community emerged. The Jews were engaged in land leasing, tavern keeping and alcohol trading. The Belz, Olesk and Husyatyn-Ruzhin Hasidic dynasties predominated in the town. The Jewish population reached 752 (44.1% of the total population) in 1880. During an 1884 fire, a synagogue was burnt, and later it was rebuilt. In 1900, the Jewish population was 603 (35,7% of the total population). In the pre-war period, the Zionist organizations were active. In 1921, the Jewish population declined to 100 (0,8% of the total population). In 1922, branch offices of the Zionist organizations Ahva and Gordonia were established. In autumn 1942, the local Jews were deported to Sokal and Brody.

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