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47°09' N 30°29' E, Anno-Pokrovka is a village 228 miles S of Kyiv and 49 miles N of Odesa.

US Commission No. UA15260501

v. Anno-Pokrovka is located in Odesskaya, 80km from Odessa. The mass grave is located 1800 m S from railroad. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Shiryaev Region Executive Committee of Chairman of Zakharov Nikolay Iosifovich [ph: (04858) 92224].
  • Local: Shiryaev region Department of Culture of Pogorelova Valentina Sergeevna.
  • Regional: Odessa Oblast Department of Culture, Borodavko Roman Issaakovich. Odessa Oblast Department of Culture, Podderskaya Tatyana Anatolievna [ph: (0482) 283837]. Odessa Oblast Cultural Archives of Masherova Dina Mikhaylovna.
  • Others: Odessa Jewish Community of Milshteyn Feliks Ilich. Odessa Jewish Community of Chechelnitskiy Shimon.

500 Odessa Jews (80 km away) were murdered at this unlandmarked Jewish mass grave in 1941. The last known Jewish burial was 1942. Signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust mark the isolated agricultural suburban flat land. Reached by village road, no wall, fence, or gate surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. Stones date from 1994. The municipality owns the property only used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion and vandalism.

Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt. 52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site in 05/1990 and 09/1994 and interviewed Grossman N.Y. of Odessa and Fleyshman R.P. of Odessa in 10/1994. He completed survey on 02/12/1995. Other documentation was inaccessible.

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