Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Halych Karaite Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map :
Halych Karaite Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
District:
Halych
Settlement:
Halych
Site Address:
The cemetery is located opposite the house at 5, Horbys'ka Street, along the Dnister river.
GPS coordinates:
49.12916, 24.71583
Perimeter length:
128 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. Three sides of the cemetery are surrounded by a broken concrete fence of 1.5 metres height.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained. There are two Christian burials on the site. A playground is located adjacent to the site.
Number of existing gravestones:
158
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1889 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2013 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Medium
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. According to Ivan Yurchenko, the oldest preserved gravestones presumably relate to the mid-18th century, but the oldest gravestone found by ESJF expedition relates to the late 19th century. The cemetery is still operating.