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map. Oratovsky region, Vinnitskaya oblast. Alternate name: Yakymivka.

US Commission No. UA01480101
Akimovka is located in Vinnitskaya Oblast, 11km from Oratov. Cemetery: the NW part of the village, Polevaya St., at right of the road. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Village Soviet of Chairman- Melnichuk Nataliya Pavlovna, 140 Kievskaya St., [ph: (071) 25829].
  • Localion: Village Soviet. Town: Village Soviet of Novogivotov of Chairman- Katraga Vitali Nikolaevich [ph: (071) 24484] Jewish Community of Vinnitsa of Chairman-Desner.
  • Regional state archives of Vinnitsa.

The last known Jewish burial was WW II. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery on an isolated rural (agricultural) hillside with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all, with no wall or fence or gate. 21 to 100 stones are mostly in original location with 50%-75% toppled or broken. Location of removed stones is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves and stones. The cemetery has only common tombstones and no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. No vandalism is reported in last ten years. Cleaning stones and clearing vegetation by Jewish individuals within country was done before 1941. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: vandalism (after II WW, local inhabitants stole tombstones). Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, existing and proposed nearby development.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugenevna of 253152 Kiev, 5, Tychiny St., Apt. 68 [ph: (044) 5505681] on 08/10/96 visited site and interviewed Yavorovskaya Liza Markovna of Apt. 1, 11, Kotovskogo St., Oratov [ph: (071) 21514] on 07/10/96, and completed survey on 08/10/96.

AKIMOVKA I:       US Commission No. UA01480102
The cemetery is located in NW part of the village on Polevaya St. Akimovka is 11km from Oratov. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Village Soviet of Chairman- Melnichuk Nataliya Pavlovna [ph: (071) 25859].
  • Local: Village Soviet of Novogivotovtsy of Chairman- Katraga Vasily Nikolaevich [ph: (071) 24484] Jewish Community of Vinnitsa of Chairman-Desner.
  • Regional state archives of Vinnitsa.

The last known Jewish burial was 1922. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside with no sign or marker is reached by turning directly off a public road and crossing the farmstead at the 11 Polevaya St. Access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The approximate size of cemetery is 0.37 hectares. 1-20 stones are in original location. Location of removed stones is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access and disturbing graves. The cemetery has only common tombstones and unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns the property used for part of farm garden. Adjacent properties are residential and the kitchen gardens of others farmsteads. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of the kitchen gardens. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last 10 years. Vegetation clearing by Jewish individuals within country was done in 1992-1994 but no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: vegetation (overgrown with bushes and trees), vandalism (After WWII, local inhabitants stole the tombstones.) and proposed nearby development (probably the cemetery site will become a building). Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution and existing nearby development.
Documentation: See Addition [sic]. Other documentation was inaccessible. Sokolova Eleonora Eugenevna of 253152 Kiev, 5,Tychiny St., Apt. 68 [ph: (044) 5505681] visited site on 08/10/96 and interviewed Yavorovskaya Liza Markovna of 11 Apr., 1, Kotovskogo St. [ph: (071) 21514]. She completed survey on 08/10/96.

AKIMOVKA II:       US Commission No. UA01480501
The mass grave is located at the NW part of the village, Polevaya St. Akimovka is 11km from Oratov. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.

  • Local: Museum of Local Lore of Oratov Manager-Bilyk Nina Ivanovna [ph: (04330) 29267] Jewish Community of Vinnitsa of Chairman-Desner.
  • Regional state archives of Vinnitsa.
The unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was established in 1944 for Jews from Akimovka. The mass grave location is an isolated rural (agricultural) a hillside with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The approximate size is now 0.25 hectares. No stones are visible or removed. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access and disturbing graves. The oldest known gravestone dated from no gravestone. The site contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns the property only used for Jewish cemetery. Property adjacent is Jewish cemetery. The mass grave boundaries are larger now than 1939. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave was not vandalized. Clearing vegetation by Jewish individuals within country was done 1943 to 1970. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Serious threat: vegetation (overgrown with bushes and trees) and proposed nearby development (in all probability building will occur because it is the part of a private farmstead). Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution and vandalism. Slight threat: existing nearby development.
Documentation: See Addition. [sic] Other documentation was inaccessible. Sokolova Eleonora Eugenevna of 253152 Kiev, 5,Tychiny St., Apt. 68 [ph: (044) 5505681] visited site on 08/10/96 and interview Yavorovskaya Liza Markovna of Apt. 11, 1, Kotovskogo St., Oratov [ph: (071) 21514] on 07/10/96. She completed survey on 08/10/96.
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