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ALEKSANDROVKA I:       US Commission No. UA10040101

Cemetery: west part of the village on Volodarskogo St., Aleksandrovka is 81km from Kirovograd. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.

  • Town: Village executive soviet of 317800, Aleksandrovka, Lenina St., N4, [ph: (05242) 52292].
  • Local: Royonnaya State Administration, 317800, Aleksandrovka, Kotsubinskogo St., of N2, Chairman Savchenko Vladimir Vasiliyevich. [Ph: (05242) 52333]. Jewish Community, chairman Elbert Leonid Solomonovich, of Kirovograd, 50 let Oktyabrya St., N25, apt.33 [ph: (0522) 232283].
  • Regional: Oblast State Administration, Kirovograd, Ploshchad Kirova of Chairman Gromovoy Mikhail Filipovich. [Ph: (0522) 240330].
  • Interested: Head Rayon Architect Lavrinenko Vladimir Dmitriyevich. [Ph: (05242) 52353].

There is no caretaker. The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1897 Jewish population was 3213. Effecting community were 1785-Aleksandrovka got the status of the little town, 1905-Jewish pogroms, 1791-entrance into the Jewish Pale. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was in 1941. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated, urban, flat land with no sign or marker, Reached by turning directly off a public road, is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII and now is 1.00 hectares. 101-500 stones, few in original location, date from 19th-20th centuries. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has only common tombstones. The municipality owns the property used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and occasionally in the last 10 years. No maintenance or care recorded. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation (overgrown). Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves. Water drainage at the cemetery is a constant problem. Vandalism is local residents using the site as tillage and many other examples. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution and proposed nearby development.

Documentation: The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine Kirovogradskaya Oblast . Kiev, 1972; Kirovograshchina in the Years of World War 2, 1941-1945 . The collection of documents and materials. Dnepropetrovsk.1965; and Jewish Encyclopedia . Khodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozdukhoflotskiy St., N37-A, apt.23 [ph: (044) 2769505] visited site on 12/11/1996 and interviewed Lavrinenko Vladimir Dmitriyevich [ph: (05242) 52353] on 06/11/1996. He completed survey on 12/11/1996.

ALEKSANDROVKA II:       US Commission No. UA10040501
The mass grave is located at SW outskirts of the village, town cemetery, Pobedi St. The Orthodox (Sephardic) Jewish community mass grave dates from 1941. Yelizavetgradka (25km away) and Krasnoselye (25km away) Jews were murdered in this unlandmarked mass grave. The suburban hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. It is reached from the center on the Pobedi St. Access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. The approximate size is now 0.01 hectares. 1-20 stones, all in original location, date from the 20th century. No stones were removed. The marked mass grave has only common tombstones. The municipality owns the property only used for Jewish cemetery and a mixed cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries are larger now than 1939. Occasionally, organized individual tours and Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors stop. This mass grave was not vandalized. Local/municipal authoritiese-erected stones and cleared vegetation was done from 1956 up to 1996. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: vandalism. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion and pollution. No threat: vegetation, existing and proposed nearby development.
Documentation: The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine Kirovogradskaya Oblast . Kiev, 1972; Kirovogradshchina in the Years of World War 2, 1941-1945 . Collection of documents and materials: Dnepropetrovsk, 1965; Jewish Encyclopedia .

Khodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozdukhoflotskiy St., N37-A, apt.23 [ph: (044)2769505] survey site on 06/11/1996 and interviewed Lavrinenko V.D. (The main Architect of the Aleksandrovskiy Rayon) [ph: (05242) 52353] on 06/11/1996. He completed survey on 12/11/1996.

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