Stoyaniv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Radekhiv
Settlement
Stoyaniv
Site address
Stoyaniv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.37478,24.64911
Perimeter length
269 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
5
Date of oldest tombstone
1915 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1936 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it was marked on the 3rd Austro-Hungarian military survey of the 1880s. Jews were present in Stoyaniv from 1629. Jews were engaged in trade and craft as well as wooden houses building. The Belz Hasidism dominated. In 1900, the Jewish population numbered 726 (15% of the total population). In the interwar period, the Zionist organizations were functioning. In the 1930s, antisemitism was spread among the locals. The Germans occupied Stoyaniv on June 24, 1941. On September 12, 1942, the Jewish population of Stoyaniv was deported to the Belzec death camp, and some Jews were murdered on the spot.