DOLINA: US Commission No. UA08180101
Alternate name: Dolina (Ukraine). Dolina is located in Ivano-Frankovskaya at 48º58 24º1, 107 km from Lvov and 60 km from Ivano-Frankovsk. The cemetery is located at Staraya Dolina, Vinnichenko Street. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prospect 37A, Apt. 23 [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 2/6/96. No interviews were conducted. He completed survey on 03/08/1996. Documentation: Jewish Encyclopaedia , Wasintynski: B. Ludnosc Zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX , Warszawa, 1930.
UPDATE: In a nearby small valley was a stone monument with a brief inscription "In memory of the citizens of Dolina who were murdered by the Fascists in 1943." There was no further indication of who these murdered citizens might be. A passer-by, when asked where the Jewish cemetery was, pointed to a rutted roadway, almost a path. We drove up that to what appeared to be a semi-rural housing area on one side of the road with chickens and geese pecking in the small cultivated front yards and a grassy common on the right. This area that we assumed was a "common area" with goats tethered to graze and chickens pecking away was the remains of the Jewish cemetery of Dolina. At the ground level, many graves remained, but all of the upright stones were gone; and many of the ground level stone or concrete pebble grave covers were at least partially broken. Not one letter of inscription remained. The cemetery was on high ground and the edge opposite the rutted roadway fell away as a cliff, perhaps two hundred feet above the surrounding landscape. A small space recently fenced with concrete tablets of the Law had been prepared by the Nissenbaum Foundation that has restored a number of Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe. Despite the goats, chickens and children playing, the cemetery had certain grandeur. Source: Sophie Caplan, Sydney, Australia