DROTINTSY: US Commission No. UA06420101
Drotintsy is located in Zakarpatskaya, 37 km from Mukachevo. The cemetery is located at East village. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 150. In 1918, Zakarpat'ye was transferred to Czech; and 1944 Jews were deported to death camp. The unlandmarked Hasidic Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Jewish burial 1942. No other towns or villages used this cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the site. 21 to 100 common tombstones, less than 25% toppled or broken date from the 19th century to 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. The cemetery has no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. The cemetery is visited rarely by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Jewish individuals abroad cleaned stones, cleared vegetation and fixed wall in 1989. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and existing nearby development.
- Town officials: Vinogradovsky Region Executive Council of Co-Chairman-Shkopitko Vasiliy Ivanovich [Phone: (03143) 22408].
- Regional officials: Vinogradovsky Regional Department of Culture of Chairman-Goliba Ivan Andreevich [Phone: (03143) 22774]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council of Chairman-Ustich Sergey Ivanovich [Phone: (03122) 33051]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Administration of Culture of Chairman-Gavorets Vasiliy Stepanovich [Phone: (03122) 35373].
- Others: Jewish Community of Vinogradov of Chairman-Rozner N.I. [Phone: (03143) 23446].
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya Street, 17D, apt.52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995. Interviewed was Rozner N.I. of Vinogradov on /07/1995. He completed survey on 04/08/1995. Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia , vol. 2, Jerusalem 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukraineznavstvo , vol. 1-2, Kiev, 1993. Other documentation was inaccessible.