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US Commission No. UA24020101
Alternate name: Bachmac (Hungarian) and Bakhmach (Polish). Bachmatch is located in Chernigovskaya. The town is location at 51º11 32º41, 145 km from Chernigov, 196 km from Kiev and 32 km from Konotop. Present town population is 25,001-100,000 with 11-100 Jews. Caretaker: Grishko Evdokiya Andreevna, Lazo St., 24.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1870s. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 612. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery was established in 1870s with last known Hasidic Jewish burial 1992. Grigorovka, Gorodishe (15km away) and Dmitrovka (15km away) used this cemetery. The isolated, urban, flat land with no sign or marker is reached by turning directly off a private road. Access is open to all via a continuous fence with a non-locking gate. The cemetery has special sections for men, women and children. Stones date from the 19th century to the 20th century. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces, with other metallic elements, portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Occasionally, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents visit. This cemetery was not vandalized. There has been cleaning stones and clearing vegetation by Jewish individuals within country from 1900-1990. The government pays the regular caretaker. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion and pollution.
Sokolova Eleonora Evgenievna of 253152 visited the site for this survey, Kiev, Tychini pr., 5,Apt. 68 [ph: (044) 5505681] on 8/31/94 and interviewed Levin Yakov Haymovich of Pervomayskaya St., 41, Apt. 32 [ph: (04635) 31709] on 8/31/94 and Grossman Boris Yakovlevich [ph: (04635) 22700] on 8/31/94 and Bulah Ivan Stepanovich of 2-d per. Lesi Ukrainki on 8/31/94. She completed this survey on 08/31/1994. Other documentation was inaccessible.
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