Surveys

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Berezhany Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey:


Perimeter map:

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Ternopyl
District:
Berezhany
Settlement:
Berezhany
Site Address:
The cemetery is located between houses 12 and 13 on Mykoly Bezdilnogo Street.
GPS coordinates:
49.44318, 24.93060
Perimeter length:
600 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence of 1.5 metres height.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is slightly overgrown with bushes. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones:
Around 200 gravestones and about 50 gravestone fragments.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1640s
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1937
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed
Land Ownership:
Property of local municipality
Preserved Construction on Site:
The ohel of Meshulam Shraga Faybush Halperin is located on the site.
Mass Graves on Site:
There is a Holocaust memorial on the site.
Drone surveys:
Yes

Presumably, the Jewish cemetery was established at the beginning of the 17th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1640s. The cemetery was operating until WWII, and the latest preserved gravestone dates to 1937.