Khyriv Old Jewish Сemetery

Cemetery Information

Staryi Sambir
Site address
18, I. Franka Street.
GPS coordinates
49.53402, 22.84748
Perimeter length
280 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery was demolished in the 1960s. A kindergarten and power station have been built on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was marked on a cadastral map of 1853. The cemetery was demolished and built over in 1960s.

Khyriv was founded in 1528 and the Jews were present here from that time. The majority of them were engaged in trade and some – in crafting. In 1859, 574 Jews (30,7% of the total population) lived in Khyriv. The peak of the Jewish population was 1,164 (39,8% of the total population) in 1900. In the early 20th century, the Zionist movement became active. The youth (“Noar Zioni”) and women associations (“Debora”) were popular. Before the WWI, the Jewish children attended hederim for most. In the post-war period, the Jewish population reduced to 919 (34,6% of the total population) by 1921. In 1922, the Hebrew school was opened. 25 girls studied here. During the Nazis’ occupation the Jewish population was presuably liquidated.