Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Burshtyn Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Burshtyn Jewish Cemetery
Burshtyn Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :

Burshtyn Jewish Cemetery
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
Settlement:
Burshtyn
Site Address:
The cemetery is located at the crossroads of Valova and Hertsena Streets.
GPS coordinates:
49.26272,24.62847
Perimeter length:
401 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The central part of the cemetery is well-maintained. The northern part is severely overgrown. The site is used for cattle grazing. There are haystacks at the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones:
About 350
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1838 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1932 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Specific Threats:
The site is in agricultural use.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to the VAAD research, the oldest gravestone’s relates to 1789. The earliest epigraphic data found by ESJF relates to the first half of the 19th century. First, it appears on Austrian maps of the 1860s and, later, it was also marked on maps of 1880s.