GORODNITSA: US Commission No. UA05030501
http://www.shtetlinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostav/Gorodnitsa/gorodnitsa.html Alternate name: Horodnitca (Yiddish), Gorodnista (Russian) and Horodnitsa (Ukraine). Gorodnitsa is located in Zhitomirskaya at 50º48 27º19, 29 km from Novograd-Volynskiy, 116 km from Zhitomir and 75 km from Rovno. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1847. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 1126. Living here was Neyterman -Belyaev Georgiy Iosifovich. The unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941 for Gorodnitsa Jews only. The rural (agricultural) hillside by water, has no sign or marker. Access is open to all. No wall, fence or gate surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. Stones date from the 20th century. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns the site now used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. The mass grave is visited rarely by local residents. This mass grave never was vandalized. There was cleared vegetation. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: pollution and proposed nearby development.
Kogan Leonid of Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenina Street 107, apt. 42 [Phone: (04141) 54259] on 4/16/94. Interviewed were Bokser David Grigoryevich visited site on 4/16/94. He completed survey on 11/25/1994.