Alternate names: Rahachow [Bel], Rogachev [Rus], Rogatchev [Yid], Rohaczew [Pol], Rahatschou [Ger], Rogačiovas [Lith], Rahačoŭ, Rogatschew, Ratchev, Rogaczów, Rohatchov, Belarusian: Рагачоў. Russian: Рогачёв. 53°05' N, 30°03' E, 34 miles E of Babruysk (Bobruisk), 59 miles NW of Homyel (Gomel), 117 mi ESE of Minsk. JOWBR: Jewish Cemetery and
JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]
Forward article [December 2010]
Jewish cemetery photo, [February 2010]
ROGACHEV I: US Commission No. UA05140101
Rogachev is located in Zhitomirskaya, 108 km from Zhitomir, 16 km from Baranovka, 21 km from Novograd-Volinskiy, 108 km from Zhitomir. Present town population is 1,000 - 5,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.
Town officials: Village Soviet of 2527.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1847. 1925 Jewish population (census) was 250. The last known Hasidic burial was 1941. Kammeniy Brod used this unlandmarked cemetery until 1919 (10 km away). The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds site. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in original location with more than 75% toppled or broken, date from 20th century. Containing no known mass graves, property is now used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access. Serious threat: vandalism. Moderate threat: pollution. Slight threat: weather erosion, vegetation and proposed nearby development.
Kogan Leonid of Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenina St. 107, Apt. 42. [Phone: 54239] visited site on 6/27/94. Interviewed was Frolova Ada Grigoruevna on 6/27/94. Kogan completed survey on 06/28/1994.
ROGACHEV II: US Commission No. UA05140501
The mass grave is located at 4.5 km E of village, 150m North of road: Rogachev Kam Brod. Rogachev is 21 km from Novograd-Volynskiy. Present town population is 1,000 - 5,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.
Town officials: Village Executive Council Chairman Opanasyuk Nikolay Stepanovich [Phone: 42527].
Regional: Cultural Memorial Protection Society of Borisyuk N.E. [Phone: (0412)370807]. Regional Dept. of Culture, Baranovka, Shkolniy Lane, 1. Strilchuk Anatoliy Pavlovich, editor of newspaper 'Slovo Plissya'.\
The earliest known Jewish community was 1847. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 762. Living here was Zabara Natan Ilich, writer (1908-1975). The Hasidic mass grave was dug in 1941. Jews from no other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated wooded flat land has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 stones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1955. No stones were removed. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are mixed forest. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. This mass grave was not vandalized. Jewish individuals within country re-erected stones, cleared vegetation and fixed wall. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems, preventing access. Serious threat: vegetation (overgrown and unchecked). Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and proposed nearby development.
Kogan Leonid of Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenina St., 107, Apt. 42 [Phone: (04141) 54259 ] visited site and completed survey on 1/5/96. Interviewed on 14/04/1996 was Kolodyans Fanya Ayzikovna of Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenina St. 67, Apt. 67. Documentation: Veytseblit I.I.: Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine in Period 1897-1926.
ROGACHEV III: US Commission No. UA05140502
The mass grave is located at village E, near Christian cemetery. The Hasidic mass grave was dug in 1941. Jews from no other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has signs or plaques in local language. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds. 1 to 20 stones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1996. No stones were removed. Some tombstones have other metallic elements. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural and Christian cemetery. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave was not vandalized. Local/municipal authorities erected stones in 1996. Occasionally, authorities clean or clear. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, and vegetation and proposed nearby development.
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