Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Kukeziv Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Kukeziv Jewish Cemetery
Kukeziv Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Kamianka-Buzka
Settlement:
Kukeziv
Site Address:
The cemetery is located in a field on a small hill, 300 metres before the village entrance on the right side of the Lviv-Kyiv highway.
GPS coordinates:
49.92464, 24.26664
Perimeter length:
90 metres. The perimeter cannot be established.
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
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 not available. Presumably, it was operating until 1831. It can be supposed that it was demolished in the 1960s and later used as field. The Karaites, who received the approval to do so by Jan Sobieski in 1692, settled in Kukeziv. In the 17th century, the Karaite writer Mordechai Kukizov lived here. After 1831, the Karaites moved to Galich. The Jews resided here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Nazi forces captured Kukeziv in summer 1941. In 1942, local Jews were deported to the ghetto in Novyy Yarychiv, where they were executed.