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US Commission No. UA02240101
Alternate names: Sofievka (Yiddish), Zofievka (German), Sofiovka (Polish), Trochenbrool (English) and Trochinbrod (Russian). Bahov is located in Volynskaya at 50º57 25º38, 43km from Lutsk and 50km from Rovno. Cemetery: Yaromel. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
  • Town: Trostyanets Village Executive Council of Kropivskiy Nikolay Vladimirovich [ph: (071) 26131].
    Housing Department. Trostyanets Village Executive Council of Nezavysymosti St. [ph: (071) 26142].
  • Regional: Olast Cultural Department for the Protection of Monuments. of 263000, Lutsk, Chopena St., 20 [ph: (03322)42253]. Volynsk Oblast Jewish Cultural Society of Vynnychenka St. 49 Apt.6.
  • Others: Bibliography Community memorial book, Sofievka-Ignatotoreka, Givataim, 1988.
The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 1531. Effecting community were Civil war and 1st World War. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic (Karlin-Strolin) Jewish burial in 1920. Ignatovka (2km away) used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat rural (agricultural) site has no sign or marker. Reached by road to Domashov-Gorodische, Access is open to all with no wall, fence, or gate. No stones are visible. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Adjacent properties are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture and other. Rarely, local residents visit. No vandalism is reported in last ten years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Moderate threat: vandalism. Slight threat: uncontrolled access.
Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo St., 18, Apt. 38 [ph: (03322) 34775] visited site on 21/06/1995 and interviewed Aleksyuk P., Maksimchuk A. on 21/06/1995. He completed survey on 21/06/1995. Documentation: Shmuel Spector. The Holocaust of Volhynian Jews 1941-1945 . Yad Vashem. Jerusalem: Federation of Volhynian Jews, 1990, p. 310, 14, 22, 66, 71, 118, 209, 210, 229, 260, 306-310, 338, 358. Other documentation was inaccessible.
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