Sokolivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Busk
Settlement
Sokolivka
Site address
Sokolivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.03208,24.84095
Perimeter length
290 metres
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 a cultivated land now.
Number of existing gravestones
There is a fragment of a gravestone in the private yard of the neighbouring house of Anna Braslavs'ka.
Date of oldest tombstone
1859 (ony one found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
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. It was not marked on old maps. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the mid-19th century. Jews are first mentioned in 1629. The local Jewish community was subordinated to Brody Kehila, but in the first half of the 18th century, it became independent. In 1880, 983 Jews resided in the village (45,3% of the total population). Through the internal and external migration in the late 19th century, the Jewish population reduced to 756 (28,78% of the total population) by 1900. The declination of the Jewish population kept on in the period of the WWI and fell to 460 (17,9% of the total population) in 1921. The Zionist organisations became active in the period after WWI. In July 1941, the Wehrmacht occupied Sokolivka. In November 1942, Jews were deported to the ghettos of Zloczow and Brody.

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