Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Peremyshliany
Settlement
Svirzh
Site address
The nearest buiding adjacent to the cemetery is an old mill. The cemetery is located in a field 200 metres behind the mill.
GPS coordinates
49.64698, 24.43025
Perimeter length
264 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
The cemetery territory is used as fields.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is marked on maps from the 19th and 20th centuries. Presumably, the cemetery was demolished after WWII.

The first mention of the Jews of Svirzh dates to 1563. The legendary multi-storey menorah in a local synagogue was the pride of the local community members. In the late 19th century, many Jews migrated to the USA. Stratin Hassidism predominated in Svirzh. The Jewish population numbered 381 (20% of the total population) in 1880. By 1900, it had reached 352 (15% of the total population). The Wehrmacht occupied Svirzh at the end of July 1941. In November, 1942, the Jewish population was expelled to the ghettos of Bibrka and Peremyshlyany.

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