Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery
Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery
Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery

Historical map and perimeter :
Svirzh New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Peremyshliany
Settlement:
Svirzh
Site Address:
The nearest buiding adjacent to the cemetery is an old mill. The cemetery is located in a field 200 metres behind the mill.
GPS coordinates:
49.64775, 24.43095
Perimeter length:
264 metres
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 territory is used as fields.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Drone surveys:
Yes

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is marked on maps from the 19th and 20th centuries. Presumably, the cemetery was demolished after WWII. The first mention of the Jews of Svirzh dates to 1563. The legendary multi-storey menorah in a local synagogue was the pride of the local community members. In the late 19th century, many Jews migrated to the USA. Stratin Hassidism predominated in Svirzh. The Jewish population numbered 381 (20% of the total population) in 1880. By 1900, it had reached 352 (15% of the total population). The Wehrmacht occupied Svirzh at the end of July 1941. In November, 1942, the Jewish population was expelled to the ghettos of Bibrka and Peremyshlyany.

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.