Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Novyy Vytkiv Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Novyy Vytkiv Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Novyy Vytkiv Jewish Cemetery
Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Radekhiv
Settlement:
Novyy Vytkiv
Site Address:
The cemetery is located adjacent the house at 35, Sadova Street.
GPS coordinates:
50.31460,24.48636
Perimeter length:
291 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 cleaning and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones:
Around 100
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1889 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1930 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
State
Specific Threats:
The site is used for cattle grazing and household needs.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it appears on the 3rd military survey of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of the 1880s. Jews were present in the early 18th century. In the 19th century, the Jews were engaged mainly in trade. The Jewish population was 1,060 (52,7% of the total population) in 1890. In June 1914, many Jewish houses, a synagogue and Beit Midrash were burnt. During the WWI, the community was robbed by the Cossacks. In 1921, 987 Jews lived in Novyy Vytkiv. In the interwar period, the Zionist organisations were active. On June 25, 1941, the Wehrmacht troops occupied Novyy Vytkiv. In June 1942, 1,125 Jews remained. On October 22, 1942, 160 Jews were deported to Belzec death camp. The remnants were expelled in March 1943.