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Coat of arms of Apostolove Alternate names: Apostolove and Апостолове [Ukr], Apostolovo and Апостолово / Покровское. [Rus], Pokrovs'ke [Rus, before 1923], Apostolow. 47°40' N, 33°44' E, 25 miles SE of Kryvyy Rih (Krivoy Rog), 79 miles SW of Dnipropetrovsk (Ekaterinoslav), 89 miles NE of Kherson. 1939 Jewish population: 81. city in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast (province) and the administrative center of Apostolove Raion. Population: 14,432 (2013 est.). In 2001, the population was 16,439.Source: Wikipedia
Jews first settled in Apostolovo at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1939 Apostolov's 81 Jews comprised less than one percent of the total population. A majority of the village's Jews left before the onset of the German occupation in August 1941. The few Jews who remained were murdered outside the village in 1941-1942. Source [Feb 2015]
Apostolovo was liberated by the Red Army on February 6, 1944.

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Alternate name: Pokrovskoye to 1923 (Russian). Apostolovo is located in Dnepropetrovskaya at 47º40 33º44, 126km from Dnepropetrovsk. The mass grave is located at E, v. Leninskoye. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town: Town Executive Council of Kirilenko Georgiy Semenovich [ph: (05656) 91144].
  • Regional: Regional Executive Council of Klimok Viktor Vasiliyevich [ph: (05656) 91550]. Regional Executive Council of Gonets Nikolay Nikolayevich [ph: (05656) 91165]. Town: Regional Department of Culture of Chepurko Nadezhda Ivanovna [ph: (05656) 91636].
  • Others: Zabara Vasiliy Pavlovich-director of museum [ph: (05656) 91597].

The earliest known Jewish community was late 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 300. The 1942 unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was dug in for town's Jews. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. 1-20 stones are all in original location with none toppled, broken, or removed. The site contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns the property only used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are "other". Rarely, local residents visit. This mass grave was not vandalized or maintained. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Moderate threats: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threats: weather erosion, pollution and vandalism.

Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt. 52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on /06/1995 and interviewed Pluzhnik P.S. of Apostolovo on /06/1995 and Zabara Vasiliy Pavlovich-director of Apostolovo on /06/1995. He completed survey on 05/06/1995. Other documentation was inaccessible.

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