Today, there are two mass graves. In one of them 30,000 were buried. In the second were 46,000. In the first year after WWII, area residents used the graves as a grazing ground. The Jews, in response, dug a canal around the graves so the cows could not reach the area. Later, a group of young Jews requested that the Proskurov local council establish a memorial tombstone. The council did not respond. Only after applying pressure on ministers in the capitol did the Jews get permission to build two memorial tombstones, but on one of them is written: "In memory of the USSR residents who were murdered by the Nazis during WWII".
     Today, Proskurov is called Chelminicki (who hated Israel). Source: Tova Perlshtein's Memoirs of Kupel, Ukraine: translated by: Ophira Oruch, Oakland, Ca. 2/96; Document was retyped and scanned by Lawrence J. Korman: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [11/23/97]