v. BRUSKINTSY: US Commission No. UA21120501
v. Bruskintsy is located in Khersonskaya. The mass grave is located at 2km to S from village, near the highway to Berislav. v. Bruskintsy is 260km from Odessa and 150km from Kherson. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1897. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 850. Effecting community were Chkalovo: 1927, colony enterred Kalininindorf National Jewish Reg and 1941, the Holocaust. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. Charivnoye (15km away) and other village (15km away) Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. It is reached by turning directly off a private road. A continuous masonry wall surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The common tombstones date from 1960. The mass grave contains marked mass graves. The municipality owns the property only used for Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave is visited occasionally by local residents. This mass grave was not vandalized. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: pollution, vegetation and vandalism.
- Town: village soviet, Gura Tatyana Il'inichna of (05532)32142.
- Local: Veliko-Aleksandrovka Region Executive Committee, Belokon Vladimir Fedorovich of (05532)21491.
- Regional: Oblast Department of Culture of Tischenko Andrey Nikolayevich. Town: Veliko-Aleksandrovskiy Regional Department of Culture of Tolstaya Tatyana Mikhaylovna. Others: Jewish religious Community of Kherson. Steyman Boris Zinoviyevich of (05522) 64129.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya st.,17d, apt. 52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site in 04/1995 and interviewed Mityaev N.I. of v. Chkalovo in 04/1995. He completed survey on 06/05/1995. Other documentation was inaccessible.