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DOBROVELICHKOVKA I:     US Commission No. UA10130501
Dobrovelichkovka is located at 48º23 31º11, 100km from Kirovograd. The mass burial site is on the northeastern outskirts of the settlement. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
  • Town officials: Settlement Soviet of Chairman-Stetsenko Stanislav Nikolaevich [Phone: (05253) 21268].
  • Regional: Regional State Department. State Department of Kirovogradskaya Oblast. Town officials: Jewish Community of Kirovograd.
  • Others: Troskachenko Dmitry Dmitrievich [Phone: (05253) 22236].
     The earliest known Jewish community was 19 c. 1939 Jewish population was 2060. Civil War pogroms effected the Jews. The 1942, unlandmarked mass grave location is a rural (agricultural), hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, marked by signs or plaques Ukrainian mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the site. 1 to 20 stones are all in their original 1985 location with none removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns mass grave now used for the mixed burials, mainly Jewish. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries are larger now than 1939. The mass grave is visited occasionally by organized individual tours and private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish). This mass grave has not been vandalized. At the mass grave, erection of stones and clearing vegetation by local/municipal authorities was done in at 1985 to 1996. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: vandalism. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation and proposed nearby development. No threat: existing nearby development.
     Khodorkovsky Yury Isaakovich of apt visited the site for this survey. 23, 37A, Vozduhoflotsky Prospect, Kiev [Phone: (044) 2769505] on 04/11/96. Interviewed was Troskachenko Dmitry Dmitrievich. He completed survey on 13/11/96.
DOBROVELICHKOVKA II:     US Commission No. UA10130101
     See DOBROVELICHKOVKA I for town information. The cemetery is located at northern outskirts of the settlement near the river. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was in 1940. The unlandmarked cemetery location is an isolated suburban hillside by water with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds this cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 1.00 and is now 0.70 hectares. No stones are visible. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for industrial or commercial use and waste dumping. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of commercial or industrial development. The cemetery is visited rarely by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Restoration was done in no restoration. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery is industrial building.
     Khodorkovsky Yury Isaakovich of Apt. 23, 37a Vozduhoflotsky Prospect, Kiev [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 04/11/96. Interviewed was Troskachenko Dmitry Dmitrievich on 04/11/96. He completed survey on13/11/96.
 
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