BERESTECHKO I: US Commission No. UA02100101
Alternate names: Berestechko (German), Brestiski (Hungarian), Berestetchka (Polish), Beresteczko (Russian) and Brestitski (Hebrew). Berestechko is at 50º21 25º70, 90km from Lutsk, 190km from Lvov, and 82km from Rovno in Volynskaya. Cemetery: north, road to v. Stariki, and 200m outside village. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
Documentation: Shmuel Spector. The Holocaust of Volhynian Jews 1941-1944, Yad Vashem Jerusalem, 1990, p.14; State Archive of Volyn Oblast f. 96, op. 1, d. 79,512; Book of Dead 1854, 1865. Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo St., 18, Apt. 38 [ph: (03322) 34775] visited site on 2/22/95 and interviewed Zalevskaya n., Shimanskiy I/A., Chemeri on 2/22/95. He completed survey on 02/22/1995.
BERESTECHKO II: US Commission No. UA02100501
nbsp; See Berestechko I for town details. The mass grave is located at NW part, near road to Smolyava, 200m outside village. The unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941 for Jews of this town only. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road and road to Smolyava, access is open to all. No wall, gate, or fence surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. Common tombstones date from 1990. The site contains marked mass graves. A regional or national governmental agency owns the property is now used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave is visited rarely by private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish). Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: pollution, vegetation, and vandalism, existing and proposed nearby development.
Documentation: The Holocaust of Volhynian Jews 1941-1944 . Yad Vashem. Jerusalem: The Federation of Volyhinian Jews, 1990, p. 3, 14, 72, 73, 129, 131, and 358. Other documentation was inaccessible. Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo St., 18,Apt. 38 [ph: (03322) 34775] visited site on 2/22/95 and interviewed Zalevskaya N., Shimanskiy N.A. of Berestechko on 2/22/95. He completed survey 02/22/1995.