Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Zabolotiv Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :
Zabolotiv Jewish Cemetery
Historical map and perimeter :
Zabolotiv Jewish Cemetery
Site Address:
The cemetery is located adjacent to 2, Pidval'na Street.
GPS coordinates:
48.46901, 25.28817
Perimeter length:
420 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence with concrete sections of 1.5 metres height with metal gates.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones:
200. Vegetation on the site does not allow to establish the exact number of gravestones. The cemetery should be cleared for exact dating.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1848 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1923 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed(fenced)
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is an ohel dedicated to Rabbi Menahem Mendil (died in 1891), his daughter Gitl (died in 1923), his wife Rabbanit Pesil-Leah, and family of Rabbi David (died in 1848), a son of Menahem Mendil of Kosiv, his son Rabbi Yaakov and his wife Rabbanith Frida (died in 1894).There is one more tsiyun outside the ohel, presumably, dedicated to a child (the name is erased) (died in 1850).
Drone surveys:

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest gravestone relates to the mid 19th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It was not marked on old maps. The cemetery was fenced by ESJF in 2017.