v. DEMSHIN: US Commission No. UA22100501
v. Demshin is located in Khmelnitskaya at 4840 26º34, 18 km from Kamenets-Podolskiy and 80 km from Chernovtsy. The mass grave is located at 800m southwest of center. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
The unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. Chehiya (500km away) and Moraviya (500km away) were bured in this suburban flat land with signs or plaques in Ukrainian mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by village road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the site. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The oldest known gravestone dates from 1963. The mass grave has only common tombstones and marked mass graves. Municipality owns site now used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave is visited occasionally by local residents. This mass grave has not been 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: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation and vandalism.
- Town officials: Rayispolkom - Yarymchuk Vladimir Andreevich [Phone: (03849) 91261].
- Regional officials: Kamenets-Podolskiy Regional Department of Culture - Malik Anton Ivanovich [Phone: (03849) 91260]. Oblispolkom - Guseynikov Evgeniy Yakovlevich [Phone: (03822) 65024]. Oblast Department of Culture - Slobodyanyuk Petr Yakovlevich [Phone: (03822) 65074].
- Kamenets-Podolskiy Jewish Community Hayat - Efim Abramovich.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya Street, 17D, apt.52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 3/25/95. Interviewed was Gutsal P.D. of Kamenets-Podolskiy on 3/25/95 and Radetskaya O.E. of Kamenets-Podolskiy on 3/25/95. He completed survey on 04/17/1995. Other documentation was inaccessible.
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