|AKIMOVKA: Vinnitskaya (Yakymivka)|
map. Oratovsky region, Vinnitskaya oblast. Alternate name: Yakymivka.
US Commission No. UA01480101
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.
AKIMOVKA I: US Commission No. UA01480102
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.
AKIMOVKA II: US Commission No. UA01480501
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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