Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Pistyn' Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Pistyn' Jewish Cemetery
Perimeter map :
Pistyn' Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
District:
Kosiv
Settlement:
Pistyn’
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery, turn onto Sportyvna Street on the crossroads with the main street. Proceed for about 800 metres. Turn left onto Shkil'na Street. Proceed for 200 metres. The cemetery is located on the left of the road.
GPS coordinates:
48.36747,25.03227
Perimeter length:
233 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The street side of the cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence with gates.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is mostly demolished. There are many remnants of gravestones. The cemetery site is severely overgrown. The site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones:
60
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1939 (only dated found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low. Requires re-fencing.
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. There are signs of bonfires and burned garbage on the site.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is an ohel on the cemetery site, installed by the Ohalei Tzadikim — Gader Avot union.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the early 20th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed during that period