Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Khyriv New Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Khyriv New Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Khyriv New Jewish Cemetery
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Staryi Sambir
Settlement:
Khyriv
Site Address:
Drive from Khyriv in the direction of Dobromil on Dobromilskoy Street. Opposite the Christian cemetery, turn left on to the dirt road. The cemetery is located on the left.
GPS coordinates:
49.539066, 22.848106
Perimeter length:
220 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. There are remains of a stone fence.
General Site Condition:
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The site is neglected and overgrown with the high grass and bushes.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Drone surveys:
Yes

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on a map from 1939. It can be supposed that it was operating in the beginning of the 20th century and demolished during or after WWII. Khyriv was founded in 1528 and Jews were present here from then. The majority were engaged in trade and some in craft. In 1859, 574 Jews (31% of the total population) lived in Khyriv. The Jewish population reached 1,164 (40% of the total population) by 1900. In the early 20th century, the Zionist movement became active. The youth (“Noar Zioni”) and women associations (“Debora”) were popular. Before the WWI, many Jewish children attended hederim. In the post-war period, the Jewish population declined to 919 (35% of the total population) by 1921. In 1922, a Hebrew school was opened, in which 25 girls studied. During the Nazi occupation, the Jewish population of Khyriv was presumably liquidated.

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.
You can get a link to download 3D model by request if you email us.