US Commission No. UA13190101
Alternate names: Prachnik (German), Bobrka (Polish) and Boberka (others). The town is located at 49º38 24º18 latitude, 36km from Lvov. Cemetery: the W outskirts of the town near the bridge. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
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The earliest known Jewish community was 17th century. 1939 Jewish population was 2000. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 18th century. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was in 1938. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the site. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 2.40 and is now 1.80 hectares. None of the 1-20 common tombstones are in original location. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for storage and waste dumping. Adjacent properties are residential and the military unit. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of the military unit. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and not in the last 10 years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: pollution. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and existing nearby development. Slight threat: weather erosion and vandalism.
- Town: 12, Shevchenko St. of Town Soviet [ph: (263) 43135].
- Regional: officials: Regional Soviet of Chairman-Bilash Vasily Andreevich [ph: (263) 41103]. Soviet of Lvovskaya Oblast of Chairman-Goryn'.
- Interested: Jewish Community of Lvovskaya Oblast. Museum of the Holocaust and Historical Museum, Lvov.
Aberman S.E. visited the site on 17/10/95. No interviews were conducted. He completed survey on 18/10/95. Documentation: look to Add. [sic] Commission Documentation is unknown to surveyor.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 05:39