Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Lavochne Jewish Cemetery

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

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Skole
Settlement:
Lavochne
Site Address:
12, Vokzalna street. To reach the cemetery, walk for 50 metres up the hill from the railroad bridge next to the house at 12, Vokzalna street. The cemetery is located opposite to the lumbermill.
GPS coordinates:
48.80132,23.35780
Perimeter length:
159 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones:
10
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1926
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1930s
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Specific Threats:
The cemetery site is in agricultural use.
Drone surveys:
Yes

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on a Russian map of 1939. It can be assumed that the cemetery was operating until WWII. There is no much information about the Jewish community of Lavochne. In 1921, 140 Jews lived in the village. On August 15, 1941, it was occupied by the Wehrmacht troops. On September 4, 1942,160 Jews of Lavochne were deported to the Belzec death camp.

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.