Surveys in Ukraine

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Sasiv Old Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Sasiv Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Zolochiv
Settlement:
Sasiv
Site Address:
The cemetery is located opposite the Sasiv Folk house on Brodivs'ka Street.
GPS coordinates:
49.87461,24.94531
Perimeter length:
120 meters
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. The cemetery site is used for cattle grazing and haymaking.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Land Ownership:
Other
Drone surveys:
No

In 1637, a Jewish cemetery was founded. It appears on maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) of 1939. The place is also marked on the Austro-Hungarian map of the 1880s as a synagogue. It can be assumed that there was a cemetery adjacent to it. 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.