Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Skelivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Skelivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map :
Skelivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Staryi Sambir
Settlement:
Skelivka
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery site, proceed for about 350 metres in the northern direction from the monument to the Good Soldier Schweik. The cemetery site is located on the left of the road.
GPS coordinates:
49.53854,22.96611
Perimeter length:
206 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones:
2
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1925
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1935
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
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 century. It can be supposed that it was vandalised during WWII and demolished during the Soviet era. 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.

3D model allows us to get topographical information from the site with high accuracy later we use this model to produce a proposed design with fence that could be constructed for the site preservation.
You can get a link to download 3D model by request if you email us.