Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Yabluniv Jewish Cemetery

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

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ivano-Frankivsk
District:
Kosiv
Settlement:
Yabluniv
Site Address:
The cemetery is located behind the house at 4, Ivana Franka Street.
GPS coordinates:
48.40593, 24.95280
Perimeter length:
408 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. The site is used for cattle grazing. There is a barn on the cemetery site. There is a wooden gate and a remnants of old wooden fencing on the front side. The territory itself is unfenced.
Number of existing gravestones:
400. Vegetation on the site does not allow to establish the exact number of gravestones.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1727 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1940 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. There are signs of bullets on the gravestones. Presumably, the gravestones were vandalised during WWII.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. There is a marked mass grave on the site.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the first half of the 18th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. According to the VAAD database, there is a gravestone of 1667, but it was not detected by ESJF surveyors team. The cemetery first appears on Austrian maps of the 1880s and, later, it was also marked on a Polish map of 1939.