Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Nyzhankovychi Jewish Cemetery

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

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Staryi Sambir
Settlement:
Nyzhankovychi
Site Address:
On Kosciuszko Street, turn to the northwest behind house 74 and move 320 metres on the left road towards the Polish border. The cemetery is on the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates:
49.67355, 22.79694
Perimeter length:
146 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
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 unknown, but it was marked on maps from the 1880s and 1939. It was demolished after WWII. The first mention of Jews in Nyzhankovychi dates to 1602. In 1860–96, David Geller (1820–1896) served as a rabbi here. From 1896 to 1935, these duties were fulfilled by his son-in-law Yakov-Shalom Herzog (1860–1935). In 1880, 364 Jews (21% of the total population) were living in Nyzhankovychi. The Jewish population reached 669 (29% of the total population) by 1910. By 1921, it virtually dropped to 408 (22% of the total population) after the deprivation of WWI. In the interwar period, ideas of the Zionist movement spread. In 1924, a Jewish library and a drama circle were opened. On June 27, 1941, 16 Jews were executed by German occupiers. The remaining Jewish community was deported to the extermination camp Belzec in late July 1942.

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.
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