GLUKHOV I: US Commission No. UA18070501
The 1941 mass grave is at the entrance to town in the forest. The town is located at 51º41 33º55, 146 km from Sumy and 69 km from Konotop. Present town population is 25,001-100,000 with 101-1,000 Jews.
Khodorkovsky Yuri Isaakovich visited site on 16/10/96. He completed survey on 20/10/96. Savitsky Dmitry Grigorievich [Phone: (05444) 22349] was interviewed.
GLUKHOV II: US Commission No. UA18070101
See Glukhov I for town and history information. The cemetery is located at southern outskirts of the town. The last known Hasidic and Progressive/Reform Jewish burial was 1996. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated flat suburban 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. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 2.50 and is now 2.40 hectares. 501 to 5000 stones, most in their original location, date from 1823. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has special post-war section. Some tombstones have iron decorations or lettering, other metallic elements, portraits on stones, and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of housing development. Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit occasionally. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and not in the last 10 years. Local/municipal authorities and Jewish individuals within country cleared vegetation in 1990. Now, authorities clear or clean occasionally. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: weather erosion and vandalism. No threat: pollution, vegetation, existing nearby development and proposed nearby development.
Khodorkovsky Yuri Isaakovich visited site on 16/10/96 and completed survey on 20/10/96. Interviewed were as above.