FRANCHIKOVO: US Commission No. UA06410101
Franchikovo is located in Zakarpatskaya, 35km from Mukachevo. The cemetery is located at village center. 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'te was transfered to Czech and Jews deported to death camp in 1944. The Jewish cemetery was established in 19th century with last known Hasidic Jewish burial in 1942. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has 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. 21 to 100 stones, most in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from the 19th to 20th century. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. The cemetery has only common tombstones and no known mass graves. The municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. The cemetery is visited rarely by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access (Free access). Moderate threat: vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, existing nearby development or proposed nearby development.
- Officials: Vinogradovsky Region Executive Council of Co-Chairman-Shkopitko V.I. [Phone: (03143)22408]. Vinogradovsky Regional Department of Culture [Phone: (03143) 22774]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council of Chairman-Ustich Sergey Ivanovich [Phone: (03122) 35051]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Administration of Culture of Chairman-Gavorets Vasiliy Stepanovich [Phone: (03122) 35373].
- Others: Jewish Community of Vinogradov of Chairman-Rozner Nikolay [Phone: (03143) 23446].
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya Street, 17D, apt.52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995. He completed survey on 06/08/1995. Interviewed was Rozner N.I. of Vinogradov on /07/1995. Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia , vol. 2, Jerusalem 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukraineznavstvo , vol. 1-2, Kiev, 1993. Other documentation was inaccessible.