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Boryslav Municipal Cemetery - Jewish Section

Drone survey :
Boryslav Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery
Boryslav Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery

Perimeter map :
Boryslav Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Drohobych
Settlement:
Boryslav
Site Address:
164, Volodimira Velikogo street. The municipal cemetery is located behind the house at 164, Volodimira Velikogo. To reach the Jewish section of the municipal cemetery, proceed for about 70 metres in the north-eastern direction from the house at 164, Volodimira Velikogo. Turn right to the secondary road to garages. Proceed for about 220 metres. Enter the Jewish section via the path between garages on the right of the road.
GPS coordinates:
49.2941, 23.44626
Perimeter length:
91 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The cemetery site is severely overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones:
40
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1948
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1993
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed. Some gravestones are fenced with small individual fences.
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is a memorial sign on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The Jewish Section on the Boryslav municipal cemetery was organized at the beginning of the 20 Century. It was established after the Boryslav Old Jewish Cemetery was closed. The cemetery is still operating. The Jews started to settle down in Boryslav from the early 19th century. In the second half of the 19th century, two synagogues and a Jewish cemetery were operated. In 1890, the Jewish population stood up 7,363 (79% of the total population). From the mid-19th century until 1914, the Jewish population was mainly worked in oil fields. In 1910, the Jewish community consisted of 5753 people (45% of the total population). In 1891, a Jewish vocational school, funded by Baron Hirsch, was opened. In the interwar period, the Jewish community faced an economic crisis. In 1921, the Jews numbered 10,149 (32,5% of the total population). The Zionism movement was active in the city during these days. By 1939, about 13,000 Jews resided in Boryslav. On July 1, 1941, the Wehrmacht troops occupied the city and organised a Jewish ghetto. The pogroms in the early days of July 1941, took lives of 350 Jews. During the actions on 29-30 November 1941, 1,500 Jews were executed. In August 1942, 5,000 Jews were deported to Belzec death camp. Boryslav ghetto was liquidated in May-June 1943. After the end of WWII, around 400 Jews returned to the city from the surrounding forests, camps and evacuation. Many of them migrated to Palestine and other countries. According to the Jewish Agency, the estimated Jewish population of Boryslav in 1994 was 300 (0.1% of the total population).

3D model allows us to get topographical information from the site with high accuracy later we use this model to produce a proposed design with fence that could be constructed for the site preservation.
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