Vuzlove Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Radekhiv
Settlement
Vuzlove
Site address
Vuzlove Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.22510, 24.54862
Perimeter length
855 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. A kindergarten, school and stadium are built over the northern part of the cemetery site, and private houses are built over its southern part.
Number of existing gravestones
Four gravestones and some fragments are preserved in the backyard of the town council.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
State
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. Presumably, the cemetery was established in the late 18th-early 19th century. According to locals, the cemetery was demolished and overbuilt during the Soviet period. In the early 18th century, Jewish families were present in Vuzlove. In 1717, nearly 100 Jews lived there. A prayer house, beit-midrash and cemetery operated in Vuzlove. The peak of the Jewish population 1,139 (28,7% of the total population) was at the turn of the century. During WWI, the Jewish community suffered from the epidemics and Cossack pillage. Many Jews left the town at that time. In 1921, 793 (19% of the total population) Jews resided in Vuzlove. In the interwar period, the Zionist movement became active. On September 21, 1942, 700 Jews were deported to Kamyanka, where they were murdered.