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Alternate names: Medvin and Медвин [Rus], Medvyn and Медвин [Ukr], Medwin [Pol]. 49°23' N, 30°47' E, 74 miles S of Kyyiv, 22 miles NNW of Zvenigorodka, 12 miles SSW of Boguslav. Jewish population: 846 (1880), 323 (1926).

  • MEDVIN I:     US Commission No. UA09320502
  • Alternate name: Medvin (English). Medvin is 27 km from Boguslav. The mass grave is located at E outskirts of the village in front of brickyard. Present town population is 5,001 - 25,000 with no Jews.
    -- Town officials: Village Executive Soviet, Pervomayskaya St. Chairman Litvinenko Pyotr Pavlovich [Phone: (?)36342].
    -- Others: Kiyev State Region Archive.
  • The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1926 Jewish population was 323. Effecting the Jewish Community were 1918 Petlyura pogroms, Zelyoniy pogroms, 1918 pogroms by Denikin and 1941 mass execution of 228 Jewish persons. No Jews from other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave.
  • The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside cemetery has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, gate or structures surrounds. No stones are visible or removed. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. Rarely, private Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop. This mass grave, not vandalized, has no maintenance now. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation (seasonal), vandalism and existing nearby development. No threat: proposed nearby development.
  • Sokolova Eleonora Yevgeniyevna of 253152, Kiyev, Tichini Str., N5, apt.68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] completed survey on 14/09/1996. Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia ', published by Brokgauz-Yefron', Leningrad; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine , Kiyevskaya Oblast ', Kiyev, 1971; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire , 1865; The list of poputated areas in Kiyevskaya Province'; Statistical Reference Book of Numbers of Jewish Population in Russia , 1918. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible. Interviewed on 14/09/1996 were Nikolenko Ivan Gavrilovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] and Salata Andrey Galaktionovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no].
  • MEDVIN II:     US Commission No. UA09320501
  • See MEDVIN I for town information. The 1941 mass grave is located at E outskirts of village in acacia forest at left of road. Shcherbashintsi (5 km away) and Tarashcha (5 km away) Jews were murdered here. The wooded isolated site has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road and crossing Medvin collective farm, access is open to all. No wall or fence surrounds site or gate and no structures. No stones are visible or removed. Municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. Rarely, private visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave was not vandalized. There is no maintenance now. Very serious threat: vegetation (Too many acacia trees on the cemetery.). Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and weather erosion. Slight threat: pollution and vandalism.
  • Sokolova Eleonora Yevgeniyevna of 253152, Kiyev, Tichini Str. N5, apt.68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 14/09/1996. Interviewed were Nikolenko Ivan Gavrilovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] on 14/09/1996 and Salata Andrey Galaktionovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] on 14/09/1996. Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia ', published by Brokgauz-Yefron', Leningrad; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine , Kiyevskaya oblast' 'Kiyev, 1971; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire , 1865; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province'.; Statistical Reference Book of Numbers of Jewish Population in Russia , 1918.
  • MEDVIN III:     US Commission No. UA09320101
  • See MEDVIN I for town information. The unlandmarked cemetery is located at SE outskirts of the village, 800m from the houses on the right near the open road in a field. The last known Jewish burial was in 1941. Shcherbashintsi (5 km away) used this cemetery.
  • The isolated wooded flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, gate, or structures surround the cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII and now is 0.16 hectares. 21 to 100 common tombstones, few in original location, date from 20th century. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are forest. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Occasionally, Jewish or non-Jewish visitors and local residents stop. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation before 1941. There is no maintenance now. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation (constant problem, damaging stones). Serious threat: vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion (seasonal) and pollution.
  • Sokolova Eleonora Yevgeniyevna of 253152, Kiyev, Tichini Str. N5, apt.68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 14/09/1996. Interviewed were Nikolenko Ivan Gavrilovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] on 14/09/1996 and Salata Andrey Galaktionovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] on 14/09/1996. Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia ', published by Brokgauz-Yefron', Leningrad; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine , Kiyevskaya oblast' 'Kiyev, 1971; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire , 1865; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province; Statistical Reference Book of Numbers of Jewish Population in Russia , 1918. Interviewed was Nikolenko Ivan Gavrilovich of 256845, Medvin, Pervomayskaya St. [Phone: no] on 14/09/1996.
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