Tartakiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Sokal
Settlement
Tartakiv
Site address
To reach the cemetery, proceed for about 500 metres from the north-eastern edge of the town. Turn left, and proceed for about 80 metres uphill to the cemetery gate.
GPS coordinates
50.46898, 24.41063
Perimeter length
584 metres. The borders of the cemetery are unclear. A large plot on the top of the hill was fenced as a Jewish cemetery. But WIG map of 1938, as well as Russian maps of the same period, show that the territory of the cemetery was smaller. It was located at the southern slope of the hill. Partly it is uncluded into the fenced perimeter, and part of it is overbuilt with a nearby farm.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery site is partly fenced by a metal fence of 1.5 metres height.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
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 Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) maps of 1939.

The Jews were presumably present in Tartakiv from the year of the town’s foundation. By the beginning of the 18th century, the Jewish community emerged. The Belz Hasidism predominated. In 1740, the Jewish typography was opened. 770 Jews (70,5% of the total population) resided in Tartakiv in 1880. It stood at 976 (67,6 of the total population) by 1900. In 1913, Havrot-Lina and Bikur Holim societies were functioning. A public library was opened. During WWI, the community were attacked by the Cossacks and Circassian army. The Jewish population reached 1,139 (76,6% of the total population) in 1921. In June 1942, 920 Jews were inhabitants of the town. On October 22, 1942, the Jews were expelled to the Sokal ghetto, and later to the Belzec death camp.

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