Zhydachiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Lviv
District
Zhydachiv
Settlement
Zhydachiv
Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to 2, Zagirna Street. Enter the site through the path between garages.
GPS coordinates
49.39429, 24.13417
Perimeter length
248 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery site is maintained by Meylekh Sheykhet.
Number of existing gravestones
About 30
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There are two ohels on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is not known, but it was marked on a map from the mid-19th century. It can be supposed that the cemetery was partly demolished after WWII.

The first records about the Jewish population relate to the mid-15th century. By 1538, nine Jewish families resided in Zhydachiv. In the 18th century, the Jewish community became independent. It already had a wooden synagogue and a cemetery. In the early 19th century, a Hasidic dynasty was founded in Zhydachiv. By 1880, the Jewish population numbered 700 (28.8% of the total population) and grew to 892 (23% of the total population) in 1910. Since the foundation of “Tikvat Tzion” in 1907, the Zionist movement was active in Zhydachiv. The movement was widespread in the interwar period. In 1921, the Jewish population declined to 823 (21.5% of the total population). The Wehrmacht troops occupied Zhydachiv on July 3, 1941. Some Jews were sent to the Belzec death camp on September 5, 1941. By the late September 1942, the last remaining Jews were deported to the Stryy ghetto.

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