RAIGORODOK Print
RAIGORODOK I:     US Commission No. UA05660101.
Zamchisko is in Zhitomirskaya oblast, 18 km from Berdichev and 61 km from Zhitomir. Alternative names: German: Raygorodok. The cemetery is located at the southwest part of the village. Present town population is 1000-5000 with no Jewish population.
  • Town officials: Village Soviet, Chairman Khomyak Nikolai Grigorievich, tel.: (04143) 2-03-50.
  • Regional officials: Community Historical Monuments Security, Zhitomir, Mikhailovskaya St., 10a, Chairman Borisuk N.E. tel.: (0412) 37-08-07.
  • Berdichev Jewish Community, Vorovskiy St., 3, Rabbi Shlomo Braier, tel.: (04143)2-39-38. Ogorodnik Mikhail Antonovich.
The earliest mention about Jewish community is 1787. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 665. The unlandmarked Orthodox cemetery dates from the 19th century with last known Jewish burial in 1911. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by following Borodin St. and going up on the hill, access is open to all. No fence, wall, or gate surrounds. The open cemetery has no caretaker. The cemetery size before the World War II was 6000 sq.m. Current size is 600 square meters. 20-100 gravestones, all in original location, date from 1882. About 1-20 tombstones are not on their original locations with 50-75% overturned or broken. The location of moved stones is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth is seasonal problem that prevents access. The granite flat and smoothed stones are inscribed in Hebrew and Yiddish. There are no dedicated graves. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (cattle pasture). The cemetery borders agricultural and residential areas. The cemetery is not visited at all. No care. No structures. Moderate threat: safety, pollution, vegetation overgrowth and vandalism. Slight threat: erosion and incompatible possible development.
Leonid Kogan, Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenin St 107, fl. 42, tel.: (04141) 5-42-59 completed the survey 7 August 1996. Documentation: Jewish Encyclopaedia. He visited the site on 4 August 1998 and interviewed Ogorodnik Mikhail Antonovich, Raigorodok, Borodin St.
RAIGORODOK II:     US Commission No. UA05660102.
The cemetery is located at SW village on Borodin St., near the electrical substation. The unlandmarked, isolated rural hillside has no sign, marker, or caretaker. Reached by walking on Borodin St. past an electrical substation, access is open to all. There is no wall, gate, or fence. The cemetery size before the World War II and now is 1800 square meters. 20-100 gravestones in the cemetery, all on their original locations with 50-75% overturned or broken, date from 1910. About 1-20 tombstones are not in their original locations. Location of missing stones is unknown. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem that disturbs stones. The 20th century granite gravestones are finely smoothed and inscribed stones. There are unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns site used only as Jewish cemetery. The cemetery borders residential and agricultural areas. The cemetery boundaries are the same as in 1939. The cemetery is not visited at all. No care. No structures. Serious threat: vegetation overgrowth. Moderate threat: safety, pollution and vandalism. Slight threat: erosion and incompatibility with present and planning development.
Leonid Kogan, Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenin St 107, fl. 42, tel.: (04141) 5-42-59 completed survey on 7 August 1996. He visited the site on 4 August 1998 and interviewed Ogorodnik Mikhail Antonovich, Raigorodok, Borodin St. Documentation: Jewish Encyclopaedia.
RAIGORODOK III:     US Commission No. UA05660501
The unlandmarked mass gravesite is located 1 km from the village, 200 m into the forest, N of road to Berdichev. The mass gravesite is unlocked. No caretaker. The isolated rural plain has no sign or marker. Reached by turning off the road to the north, walking about 200 m and entering the forest, access is open to all. There is no wall, gate, or fence. Several graves with sizes about 15 square meters are visible. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem that prevents access. There are unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns never visited site. The site borders agricultural area, forest and road (highway). No care. No structures. Moderate threat: safety and vegetation overgrowth.
Leonid Kogan, Novograd-Volynskiy, Lenin St 107, fl. 42, tel.: (04141) 5-42-59 completed the survey 2 August 1996. He visited the site on 4 August 1998 and interviewed Ogorodnik Mikhail Antonovich, Raigorodok, Borodin St. Documentation: Act ª 15 of 15th November 1944 (State Archive of Zhitomir Region - Fond 2636, inventory 1, file 16) documenting 57 persons executed in the forest.