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BARANOVKA I:       US Commission No. UA05010101 [may be buried at Yosipovka]
Baranovka is located in Zhitomirskaya, 101 km from Zhitomir and 37 km from Novograd-Volynskiy. Cemetery: Levanevkogo St. in Baranovskiy region, S part of the village. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
  • Town: Village Executive Council of Chairman-Savich Vladimir Vasil'yevich [ph: (04144) 42035]. Village Council of Lenina St., 18 [ph: (04144) 42035].
The earliest known Jewish community was 1847. 1925 Jewish population (census) was 1127. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 602. Effecting the Jewish community was 1919 pogrom. Rabbi Bakshteyn was buried there. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1994. Pershtravensk (20km away) used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken fence with non-locking gate. 21 to 100 stones, most in original location with 50%-75% toppled or broken, date from 1917. Location of removed stones is unknown. Some tombstones have 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. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized frequently in the last 10 years. Local/municipal authorities cleared vegetation in 1980s with no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery is a broken ohel. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, damaging stones. Water drainage is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: pollution and vegetation. Serious threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and proposed nearby development.
Kogan Leonid of Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenina St., 107, Apt. 42. [Ph: 54239] visited site on 6/27/94 and interviewed someone not listed. He completed survey on 06/28/1994.
BARANOVKA II:       US Commission No. UA05010501
The unlandmarked 1941 Jewish mass grave is located at Sosnitsa, dug in for Jews of Baranovka. The isolated wooded flat land between fields and woods has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via continuous fence. 1-20 stones, all in original location, date from 20th century. No stones were removed, broken, or toppled. The mass grave has tombstones with metal fences around graves. The municipality owns the property only used for Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural and forest. Rarely, local residents visit. Jewish individuals within country re-erected stones in 1992. 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. Moderate threats: uncontrolled access, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threats: weather erosion and proposed nearby development.
Kogan Leonid of Novograd-Volynskiy , Lenina St., 107, apt.42. [Ph: (04141) 54259] on 9/4/95 and interviewed Kaplun Boris Aronovich of Baranovka, Levanevskogo St., 18 visited site on 27/06/1994 and interviewed Shlaen Boris Davidovich of K. Marksa St.82, Apt.42 [ph: (04141)52632] on 9/4/95. He completed survey on 09/04/1995.
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