Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Khyriv Old Jewish Сemetery

Drone survey :
Khyriv Old Jewish Сemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Khyriv Old Jewish Сemetery

Staryi Sambir
Site Address:
18, I. Franka Street.
GPS coordinates:
49.53402, 22.84748
Perimeter length:
280 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes. The cemetery was demolished in the 1960s.
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. A kindergarten and power station have been built on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed (overbuilt)
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Drone surveys:

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was marked on a cadastral map of 1853. The cemetery was demolished and built over in 1960s. Khyriv was founded in 1528 and the Jews were present here from that time. The majority of them were engaged in trade and some – in crafting. In 1859, 574 Jews (30,7% of the total population) lived in Khyriv. The peak of the Jewish population was 1,164 (39,8% of the total population) in 1900. In the early 20th century, the Zionist movement became active. The youth (“Noar Zioni”) and women associations (“Debora”) were popular. Before the WWI, the Jewish children attended hederim for most. In the post-war period, the Jewish population reduced to 919 (34,6% of the total population) by 1921. In 1922, the Hebrew school was opened. 25 girls studied here. During the Nazis’ occupation the Jewish population was presuably liquidated.