Alternate names: Fastov-Фастов [Rus], Fastiv-Фастів [Ukr], Chvostov-כוואסטוב [Yid], Chwastów [Pol], Fastów [Pol], Fastiw [Ger]. 50°05' N, 29°55' E, 36 miles SW of Kyyiv (Kiev), 23 miles NNW of Bila Tserkva. 1900 Jewish community: 5,595. Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego(1880-1902), I, pp. 660-664: "Chwastów". [September 2009]
Jewish Community of Fastov
Holocaust Memorial and photos [July 2012]
FASTOV I: US Commission No. UA09160101
The earliest known Jewish community was 1750. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 3545. Events effecting the Jewish community were 1750, 1752, 1768, 1918-1920 pogroms and 1941-1943 Holocaust. Some noteworthy individuals who lived in this Progressive/Reform Jewish community were Rabinovich L.A., Rozenvaseer, Kopit M.Y., Konik M.Y., Zhidovetskiy B., Naumov M., Gusovskiy I.N., and Rapopport M.A.. The Jewish cemetery was established in 17th century with last known Jewish burial in 1994. Kievskaya (1km away) and Cherkasskaya (1km away) used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is open to all. A continous fence with a gate that locks surrounds site. 101 to 500 stones, most in original location with than 25% toppled or broken, date from 17th century or 1919. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or lettering, bronze decorations or lettering, portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery and "other." Adjacent properties are "other." The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. The cemetery is visited frequently by organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups and private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish). The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Clearing vegetation and fixing wall was restoration. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. Within the limits of the cemetery is an ohel. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: vegetation. No threat: weather erosion, pollution, vandalism, and existing nearby development or proposed nearby development.
FASTOV II: US Commission No. UA09160502
The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1926 Jewish population was 3549. Events effecting the Jewish community were 1750, 1752 pogroms of Gaydamaki, 9 Sep 1919 pogroms of Denikin and 1941-1942 mass executions of Jews. The last known Jewish burial was in 1949. Zhitomir Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The urban flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has signs or plaques in Ukrainian mentioning Jews and the Holocaust. Reached by crossing private property, access is open with permission. A continuous fence with non-locking gate surrounds the mass grave, approximately 0.01 hectares. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in their original location, date from 1949. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns mass grave now used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. The mass grave boundaries are larger now than 1939. The mass grave is visited occasionally by organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups, organized individual tours, private visitors (Jewish or non-Jewish) and local residents. This mass grave has not been vandalized. Jewish individuals within country cleared vegetation annually. Now, the regular caretaker is paid by contributions from visitors. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution and vegetation. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage at the mass grave is a seasonal problem. No threat: vandalism, existing nearby development or proposed nearby development. Documentation: Look to Addish [sic]. Other documentation was inaccessible.
FASTOV III: US Commission No. UA09160501
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