Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Tartakiv Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Tartakiv Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Tartakiv Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Sokal
Settlement:
Tartakiv
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery, proceed for about 500 metres from the north-eastern edge of the town. Turn left, and proceed for about 80 metres uphill to the cemetery gate.
GPS coordinates:
50.46898,24.41063
Perimeter length:
584 metres. The borders of the cemetery are unclear. A large plot on the top of the hill was fenced as a Jewish cemetery. But WIG map of 1938, as well as Russian maps of the same period, show that the territory of the cemetery was smaller. It was located at the southern slope of the hill. Partly it is uncluded into the fenced perimeter, and part of it is overbuilt with a nearby farm.
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery site is partly fenced by a metal fence of 1.5 metres height.
General Site Condition:
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Low
Land Ownership:
State
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it appears on Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) maps of 1939. The Jews were presumably present in Tartakiv from the year of the town’s foundation. By the beginning of the 18th century, the Jewish community emerged. The Belz Hasidism predominated. In 1740, the Jewish typography was opened. 770 Jews (70,5% of the total population) resided in Tartakiv in 1880. It stood at 976 (67,6 of the total population) by 1900. In 1913, Havrot-Lina and Bikur Holim societies were functioning. A public library was opened. During WWI, the community were attacked by the Cossacks and Circassian army. The Jewish population reached 1,139 (76,6% of the total population) in 1921. In June 1942, 920 Jews were inhabitants of the town. On October 22, 1942, the Jews were expelled to the Sokal ghetto, and later to the Belzec death camp.

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.
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