Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Kalush Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Kalush Jewish Cemetery
Kalush Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Kalush Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
District:
Kalush
Settlement:
Kalush
Site Address:
The cemetery is located opposite the school at 14, Bilasa i Danylyshyna Street.
GPS coordinates:
49.02799,24.35751
Perimeter length:
448 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is partly fenced by remnants of a metal fence on a concrete foundation.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing. Sections of the fence are stolen or broken, re-fencing required.
Number of existing gravestones:
1000. It can be assumed that recent gravestones with marble nameplates were broken or stolen.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1700
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1923
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low. The old melat fence should be repaired or the new fence constructed.
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. The site is polluted with human waste and garbage. Some gravestones are burnt.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is a locked ohel with two gravestones inside on the site. It is not known who holds the key.
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. There is a marked mass grave on the site. It's marked with a memorial dedicated to 6,000 Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Memorial was erected 15 years ago.
Specific Threats:
Presumably, some gravestones and the metal fence were stolen.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the 1700s, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged in the late 17th century or during the first year of the 18th century. First, it appears on Austrian maps of the 1860s. Later it was marked on the map of the 1880s.