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PERELETY:     US Commission No. UA15230501
Perelety is located in Odesskaya at 48°_ 29°_,10 km from Balta, 110 km from Uman and 190 km from Odessa. The mass grave is located 200m N of village. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
  • Town: Region Executive Committee of Balta. Chairman, Chernolutzky V.P.
  • Local: Baltsky Regional Department of Culture, Duvidzon Yakov Aleksandrovich.
  • Regional: Odessa Oblast. Department of Culture, Brodavko R.I and Podderskaya T.A.
  • Jewish Community of Odessa, Chechelnitzky Shimon and Milshteyn Feliks Il'ich.
     The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941 with last known Hasidic Jewish burial 1944. No other towns or villages' Jews were murdered in this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside between fields and woods has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall, gate, or fence. No stones are visible. The site contains unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing) and mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, local residents visit visit. The mass grave was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years with no maintenance. Within the limits of the site are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution and existing nearby development. Slight threat: proposed nearby development.
     Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt. 52 [tel: (0482) 665950] visited site on 4/11/85 on 5/6/94 and completed survey on on 02/15/1995. nterviewed were Polyak S.Y. of Balta on 5/6/94 and Vaysman P.M. of Balta on 5/6/95. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible.
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