|STARYY SAMBOR:: Staryy Sambor, Stary Sambor, Altshtat, Ir Yashan, Alt Sta, Staremiasto], Staryy Sambir, Staryi Sambir, Staryj Sambir, Sambir, Stari Sambor|
Staryy Sambor and Старый Самбор [Rus], Stary Sambor [Pol], Altshtat [Yid], Ir Yashan and סטארי-סאמבור [Heb], Alt Stat [Ger], Staremiasto [Pol], Staryy Sambirand Старий Самбір [Ukr], Staryi Sambir, Staryj Sambir, Stari Sambor. 49°26' N, 23°00' E, 53 miles WSW of Lviv (Lwów), 26 miles SSE of Przemyśl (Pshemishl).1890 Jewish population. 1,613.
photos. [December 2012]Sefer Sambor-Stary Sambor; pirkei edut ve-zikaron le-kehilot Sambor-Stary Sambor mi-reshitan ve-ad hurbanan
SAMBOR I: US Commission No. UA13250101
The earliest known Jewish Community was 1447. 1939 Jewish population was 6068. The last known Zhidachevsky Hasidic burial was in 1943. The isolated urban flat land has no sign or marker or the marker mentions the Holocaust. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A broken masonry wall, non-locking gate, and a broken fence surround the unlandmarked cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII and now is 1.50 hectares. No stones are visible. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery and agricultural use (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Occasionally, organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups, organized individual tours, private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and occasionally in the last ten years. Jewish groups within country and abroad fixed wall and fixed gate in 1992. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access (The tombstones are under the grown, on the cemetery graze cattle.) and vandalism. Moderate threat: pollution. Slight threat: vegetation (seasonal.)
[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [April 2016]
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