Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Sasiv New Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Sasiv New Jewish Cemetery
Sasiv New Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Sasiv New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Zolochiv
Settlement:
Sasiv
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery, proceed for 1.1 kilometres from the southern edge of the town. Turn onto the field road. Proceed for about 120 metres. The cemetery is located on the right of the road.
GPS coordinates:
49.86158,24.93725
Perimeter length:
864 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence. The metal cemetery gates are stolen. The gates should be installed.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery site is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones:
There are traces of archaeological excavations. Fragments of the gravestones are found during the excavation.
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Land Ownership:
Privatev
Preserved Construction on Site:
There are two ohels of Moshe Leib (died in 1807), Shlomo Leib and one more tzadik. It is not known who holds the keys of the ohels.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It appears on the Austro-Hungarian maps of the 1860s and 1880s. It was also marked on Polish maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) of 1939. Jews lived in Sasiv from its foundation. In 1764, 223 Jews lived in Sasiv. At the end of the 18th century, Rabbi Moshe-Leib (1745-1807) founded a Hassidic court. In 1884, Shlomo Maier (1835–1919) established a Hassidic court. At the beginning of the 20th century, the first Jewish political group Poalei Zion appeared in the town. At that time, Baron Hirsch supported a Jewish school. The Jewish population reached a peak of 1,906 (58.1% of the total population) in 1880 and reduced to 1,096 (35.4%) in 1921, through the emigration and the distress of the WWI. In 1939, the Jewish population was 1,150. In late August 1942, around a hundred Jews of Sasiv were deported to the Belzec extermination camp, and the diseased ones were shot on the spot. In November 1942, 400 remained Jews were packed in the Zolochiv ghetto. A labour camp was liquidated in July 1943.