Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Skelivka New Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Skelivka New Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Skelivka New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Staryi Sambir
Settlement:
Skelivka
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery site, proceed for about 500 metres in the northern direction from the monument to the Good Soldier Schweik. Turn left to the secondary road. Proceed for about 80 metres. The cemetery site is located on the right of the road.
GPS coordinates:
49.54039, 22.96496
Perimeter length:
365 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is overbuilt. There is a fire department on the site.
Number of existing gravestones:
One gravestone from the site were found on the field. It relates to the 1880s. Its GPS coordinates are 49.54606, 22.96469.
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed (overbuilt)
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Drone surveys:
Yes

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it was marked on maps from the early 20th cent. It can be supposed that it was demolished after WWII and later built over. The Jews began to settle down in Skelivka in the early 17th century. In 1880, 590 Jews were inhabitants of the village. The Jews of Skelivka were involved in trading and crafting. The local community became independent in the late 18th – early 19th century. In the early 19th century, Aharon Itzhak (died in 1860) served as a rabbi. At the turn of the 19th century, the Jewish population reached its peak of 690 (51,9% of the total population). In the interwar period, the economic condition of the Jewish community declined. In the summer of 1942, most of the local Jewish population was expelled to the Belzec death camp through the Sambir ghetto.