DZHURIN: US Commission No. UA01310101
Alternate name: Djurin (Yiddish). Dzhurin is located in Vinnitskaya at 48º41 28º18, 69km from Vinnitsa. The cemetery is located at v. Dzhurin, Shargorodskiy region. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with 11-100 Jews.
Fuks M.L. of Vinnitsa [Phone: 358296] visited site and completed survey on 10/18/94. Documentation: Town Populations in the Podol Region . Kamenets-Podol. A.Krylov. 1905; History of Towns and Villages in Ukraine . Vinnitska Oblast Kiev.1969; Jewish Encyclopaedia . in 16 VOls. Brokgayz-Efron.
- Town officials: Town Executive Council - Andriyets Josef Petrovich [Phone: 21369].
- Jewish Community-Schmulevich A.S. [Phone: 22490 22205].
The earliest known Jewish community was 17th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 1470. Effecting the Jewish community were 1648 Khmelnitski pogrom, 1748-50 Haydamatski pogrom, 1905 pogrom and 1918, 19, 20 pogroms. The Jewish cemetery was established in 16th century with last known Hasidic (Skvirskaya) Jewish burial 1994. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked isolated urban hillside with no sign, but Jewish symbols on gate or wall. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A broken fence with no gate surrounds the site. 501 to 5000 stones, most in original location and less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 16th to 17th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has special sections for men and women. Some have portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves and no structures. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents visit occasionally. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Local Jewish resident cleaned stones and cleared vegetation but no maintenance now. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing both graves and stones. Water drainage at the cemetery is a constant problem. Moderate threat: pollution. Slight threat: uncontrolled access and weather erosion.