Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Nove Misto Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Nove Misto Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Nove Misto Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Staryi Sambir
Settlement:
Nove Misto
Site Address:
8, Vishneva Street. The cemetery is located opposite the house.
GPS coordinates:
49.61529, 22.85709
Perimeter length:
234 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes. The cemetery was demolished in the 1950s.
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:
High
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Specific Threats:
The cemetery is threatened by cattle grazing.
Drone surveys:
Yes

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on a map from the 1880s. It was demolished in the 1950s. The Jews began to settle in Skelivka in the early 17th century. 590 Jews were inhabitants of the village in 1880. The Jews played the key role in the town’s trade and crafting. The local community became independent in the late 18th and early 19th century. In the early 19th century, Aharon Itzhak (d. 1860) served as a rabbi. At the turn of the century, the Jewish population reached its peak population of 690 (52% of the total population). In the interwar period, the economic condition of the Jewish community declined. In summer 1942, the local Jewish population was mostly expelled to the extermination camp Belzec, by ways of the Sambir ghetto.