Brody Cemetery

Project Description and Orientation Aid

Project description

The project took place during 2011-2012. The project goal was to photograph and map all the Matzevot tombstones in the new cemetery and to decipher the names and dates.

The project was a cooperative between Gesher Galicia and JewishGen's JOWBR database.

A team from Lviv photographed more than 8,000 photos of about 6,100 graves, most of them are readable.

The inscriptions were translated and the data entered into the template for JewishGen's Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR).

A searchable database enables the researcher to search by various keywords, and get the stone photo of the front side (and in case there is an inscription on the back side the back side too), the names in Hebrew and in English letters, the dates (Hebrew and civil) location (line, grave number and GPS coordinates).

Orientation in the cemetery

The Brody new cemetery is located on the north side of Brody the lines are going from south to north, when the old graves are at the east and the new at the west. The line numbering system starts from east to west.

The table below contains the 1st stone (south side) in every 10th line. This table can help the visitor in finding a specific grave, since there are no line signs in the cemetery. This is not a perfect solution since the lines are curved and not straight and many stones are missing which may cause an uncertainty about the line number.

The GPS coordinates may help (a GPS navigator is therefore recommended), but the GPS resolution is about 10X10 meters i.e. 3X3 graves.

The GPS coordinates of the four coordinates of the cemetery are:

North East

N50 06' 07.01"

E25 08' 34.92"

South East

N50 06' 03.54"

E25 08' 51.60"

South West

N50 06' 02.70"

E25 08' 51.08"

North West

N50 06' 06.77"

E25 08' 48.53"

 

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Text Box: Figure 1: New Cemetery Location

 

 

 

 

Text Box: Holocaust Memorial Text Box: L1_1

 

Text Box: L150_1

Figure 2: Grave Lines Orientation

 
 

 

 


L1_0

Line #1; grave #0; GPS: N50 06'03.31" E25 08'50.44"

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L1_1

Line #1; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.49" E25 08'50.23"

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L10_1

Line #10; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.52" E25 08'49.17"

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L20_1

Line #20; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'02.81" E25 08'48.39"

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L30_1

Line #30; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.11" E25 08'47.84"

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L40_1

Line #40; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.11" E25 08'47.09"

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L50_1

Line #50; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.10" E25 08'46.06"

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L60_1

Line #60; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.03" E25 08'45.22"

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L70_1

Line #70; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.00" E25 08'44.19"

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L80_1

Line #80; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.95" E25 08'43.83"

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L90_1

Line #90; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.17" E25 08'42.53"

L90_1.jpg

L100_1

Line #100; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.33" E25 08'41.22"

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L110_1

Line #110; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.03" E25 08'39.42"

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L120_1

Line #120; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'04.09" E25 08'38.66"

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L130_1

Line #130; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.64" E25 08'37.37"

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L140_1

Line #140; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.60" E25 08'35.55"

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L150_1

Line #150; grave #1; GPS: N50 06'03.71" E25 08'34.16"

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