Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Vuzlove Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Vuzlove Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map :
Vuzlove Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Lviv
District:
Radekhiv
Settlement:
Vuzlove
Site Address:
The cemetery site is located opposite the city council at 14, L'vivs'ka Street.
GPS coordinates:
50.22510, 24.54862
Perimeter length:
855 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. A kindergarten, school and stadium are built over the northern part of the cemetery site, and private houses are built over its southern part.
Number of existing gravestones:
Four gravestones and some fragments are preserved in the backyard of the town council.
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed (overbuilt)
Land Ownership:
State
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. Presumably, the cemetery was established in the late 18th-early 19th century. According to locals, the cemetery was demolished and overbuilt during the Soviet period. In the early 18th century, Jewish families were present in Vuzlove. In 1717, nearly 100 Jews lived there. A prayer house, beit-midrash and cemetery operated in Vuzlove. The peak of the Jewish population 1,139 (28,7% of the total population) was at the turn of the century. During WWI, the Jewish community suffered from the epidemics and Cossack pillage. Many Jews left the town at that time. In 1921, 793 (19% of the total population) Jews resided in Vuzlove. In the interwar period, the Zionist movement became active. On September 21, 1942, 700 Jews were deported to Kamyanka, where they were murdered.