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v. BEREZUV NIHNY:       US Commission No. UA06520101
Alternate names: Berezow Nizny (German) and Bereziv (Russian). v. Berezuv Nihny is located in Zakarpatskaya at 48º24 24º51, 75km from Mukachevo and 75km from Chernovtsy. Cemetery: north, left side of r. Rika, near the Orthodox cemetery. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
  • Officials: Local: Hust Regional Department of Culture of Chairman- Yurchak Ivan Mikaylovich [ph: (031422) 3217]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council of Chairman Ustich Sergey Ivanovich [ph: (03122) 33051]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council of Chairman- Terza Vasiliy Stepanovich [ph: (031427) 4120]. Town: Zakarpatsky Oblast Department of Culture of Chairman- Gavorets Vasiliy Stepanovich [ph: (03122) 35373].
  • Others: Hust Jewish community, Lazarevich Alekcandr [ph: (031422) 5644].
The earliest known Jewish community was mid-19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 100. In 1918, Zakarpat'ye was transferred to Czech. In 1944, Jews were deported to the death camp. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1941. No other towns or villages used this cemetery. The urban, crown of a hill, isolated, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. Hedges or trees surround the cemetery but no gate. 21 to 100 stones, most in original location and 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 19th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections, common tombstones, and no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential and forest. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Rarely, local residents visit. Vandalized during World War II, there is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and existing nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt. 52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995 and interviewed Maydanniy V.M. of Hust on /07/1995. He completed survey on 10/08/1995.Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia , vol.2. Jerusalem, 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukrainoznavstvo , vol. 1-2, Kiev, 1993. Other documentation was inaccessible.
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