Rohatyn Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to 29, Stepana Bandery Street.
GPS coordinates
49.40770, 24.61701
Perimeter length
443 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal fence on concrete foundation of 1.5 metres height.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Some parts of the cemetery are severely overgrown. It requires clearing. The central part of the cemetery is well-maintained by the Rohatyn Jewish Community. The cemetery was mostly demolished. The preserved gravestones and fragments are stored on the northern and eastern parts of the cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
1852 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1927 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel of Rabbi David Yoseph (died in 1890), constructed by the Ohaley Tsadikim union. There are two memorials on the site. One is dedicated to the oldest Jewish graves in Ukraine. The other is dedicated to the 500 years old cemetery of Rohatyn and tzadikim buried there. Presumably, a closed structure on the cemetery site is also an ohel.
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Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest gravestone relates to the mid 19th century. The memorial on the site says that the cemetery is estimated to be 500 years old, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. First, it appears on cadastral maps of 1846.

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