CHEMIROVTSY I: US Commission No. UA22090101
Chemirovtsy is located in Khmelnitskaya. Chemirovtsy Alternate name: Chemirivtsy (Ukraine). The town is location at 49�_ 25�_, 115 km from Chernevtsy and 40 km from Kamenets-Podolsky. The cemetery is located at Shevchenko St. 400m from center, SW. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
-- Town officials: Rayispolkom-Barchuk Anatoliy Ivanovich [Phone: (03859)21132]. Local officials: Regional Dept. of Culture-Tsaruk Mikhail Grigorievich [Phone: (03859)91325].
-- Regional: Oblispolkom-Guseynikov Evgeniy Yakovlevich [Phone: (03822)65024]. Oblast Dept. of Culture, Slobodyanuyk Petr Yakovlevich [Phone: (03822)65974].
-- Khemelnitskiy Jewish Community 'Thiya' of Zeleny Mikhail.
The earliest known Jewish community was 16th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 1870. Effecting the Jewish Community were 1648-19-649 pogroms and 1918-1919 Civil War pogroms. The last known Hasidic burial was 1940. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by town street, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds. 101 to 500 stones, most in original location with 50%-75% toppled or broken, date from 1820. Locations of any removed stones are unknown. Some tombstones have iron decorations or lettering. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns property now used for Jewish cemetery and agricultural use (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Local residents visit occasionally. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and frequently in the last ten years. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves and stones. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Moderate threat: pollution. Slight threat: weather erosion and existing nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 3/26/95. Interviewed were Kuchmiy P.A., O.I. of Chemirovtsy on 3/26/95. Oks completed survey on 04/17/1995. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible.
CHEMIROVTSY II: US Commission No. UA22090501
The mass grave is located at SW, near old highway to Dunaevtsy. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. No other towns or villages Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, no wall or fence surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. Stones date from 1942. The site contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. There is no maintenance. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion and vandalism.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 3/26/95. Interviewed were Kuchmiy N.A., O.I. of Chemirovtsy on 3/26/95. Oks completed survey on 04/17/1995. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible.
Photos [January 2016]