Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Rozhnyativ Jewish Cemetery

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

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
District:
Rozhniativ
Settlement:
Rozhnyativ
Site Address:
The cemetery is located adjacent to the gas station at 34.
GPS coordinates:
48.9451,24.15352
Perimeter length:
546 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. Many gravestones are covered in vegetation. The cemetery is surrounded by a water ditch.
Number of existing gravestones:
200
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1817 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1932 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. But since it appears on the 1st Austro-Hungarian military survey of the 1780s, it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged in the late 18th century. Later it was also marked on the maps of the 1860s. Later it was also marked on the maps of the 1860s, 1880s and 1939. According to VAAD, the oldest preserved gravestone relates to 1784, but ESJF expedition did not find gravestones older than the 19th century. According to IAJGS, the cemetery was operating until WWII so as the last known burial relates to te 1941.