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Alternate names: Artsyz and Арциз [Ukr], Artsiz and  Старо-Арциз / Арсис 1-й. [Rus], Arciz [Rom], Arţiz, Archiz, Arcis, Arsis, Arsiz, Artsis, Staro-Artsiz, Alt-Artsiz. 45°59' N 29°25' E. 311.4 miles S of Kyyiv. 45°59' N, 29°25' E, 71 miles WSW of Odesa. Jewish population:  337 (in 1897), 842 (in 1930).

US Commission No. UA15020101

Alternate names: Arciz (Russian) and Artziz (Ukraine). Artsiz is located in Odesskaya at 45º59 29º25, 67km from Izmail and 114km from Odessa. Cemetery: Ordzonikidze St. 46. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.

The earliest known Jewish community was second half of 19th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 842. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1941. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated, urban, flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. 101-500 stones, most in original location and 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 1882 to 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery use and agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and frequently in the last 10 years. There is no maintenance or structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem disturbing graves and stones. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Very serious threats: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Moderate threats: weather erosion and pollution. Slight threat: existing and proposed nearby development.

Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065,Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt. 52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site and completed survey on 8/31/94 and interviewed Shvartsman E.I. Other documentation was inaccessible.

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