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Alternate names: Sasiv  and Сасів [Ukr], Sasów [Pol], Sasov [Yid, Rus], Sassów, Sassov, Sasev. 49°52' N, 24°57' E, on the Bug River, 17 miles SSW of Brody (Brod), 36 miles NW of Ternopil (Tarnopol). Jewish population: 1,906 (in 1880), 1,096 (in 1921)

  • JOWBR Landsmanshaft: (3):
    • Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, USA
    • Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Queens, USA
    • Mt. Zion Cemetery, Queens, USA
    • Museum of the
      History of Polish Jews
    • Jewish Records Indexing Poland Town Page
    • Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (1880-1902), X, pp. 333-335: "Sasów".
    • Shtetl Finder (1980), p. 87: "Sasov".
    • Pinkas HaKehilot, Poland, Vol. 2 (1980), pp. 346-349: "Sasów".
    • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1141: "Sasow".
    • Еврейская энциклопедия (1906-1913), "Сассов".
    • Gesher Galicia
    • [UPDATE] Photo by Charles Burns, who states that one of the below sites no longer exists. [April 2016]
    • SASOV I:     US Commission No. UA13410101
      Alternative names: German: Sasov Polish: Sasow. It is located in Lvovskaya Oblast at
      49°52' 42°38', 8 km from Zolochev. The cemetery is located S downtown, right from the
      road from Sasov to Zolochev. Present town population is 1000-5000 with no Jews.

      Town officials: Village Soviet Chairman Galitskiy Bogdan Zinovievich, tel.: 94231.
      Village Soviet is in the center, right from the main road.
      Regional officials: Lvov Regional State Administration, Lvov Vinnichenko, 18,
      reception room, tel.: 722947, 728093.
      Lvov Jewish Community, Lvov, Mikhnovskih St. 4, tel.: 330524, Rabbi Mordekhai
      Shloime Bold. The cemetery is not locked. There is no caretaker. Lvov Central State
      Historical Archives, Lvov, Soboranay Square 3a, tel.: 723508.

      The earliest mention about Jewish Community is 1628. 1934 Jewish population was
      1150. Effecting Jewish Community was privileges of Jewish settlement from Yakub
      Sobeskii in 1637; Privileges of Polish king Yan III Sobeskii since 1675; Fire 1887;
      Polish-Ukrainian war (1648-1654); and Tzadakkim family Sasov. Living here were
      Moshe-Leib from Sasov (died in 1807), Avraam Sasov, Yakob ben Israil. The
      unlandmarked cemetery was established in 1637 with last known Hasidic, Sasov, Vizhisk
      Orthodox burial in 1939-1940. The isolated rural (agricultural) plain has no sign or
      marker. Reached by turning directly off the road and crossing other public field, access is
      open to all. A continuous fence and gate without lock surround. The approximate size of
      the cemetery before and after World War II was 0.31 hectares. There are no visible
      gravestones. Some of the removed stones are part of roads or structures (road to Velykiy
      Bor made in 1941-1943.) The cemetery has no mass graves. Municipality owns property
      used only as Jewish cemetery. The cemetery borders agricultural area; not far from the
      cemetery is a satellite shadowing station. The cemetery boundaries are the same as in
      1939. From time to time, organized individual tours and private Jewish visitors stop. The
      cemetery was been vandalized during the World War II and between 1945 and 1981.
      Jewish groups within the country and abroad fixed walls and gates and reconstructed
      ohels about 1996. At present, sometimes individuals clean the cemetery. Within the
      cemetery are two ohels. Serious threat: vegetation overgrowth. High grass prevents
      access. Moderate threat: safety. Slight threat: erosion, pollution.
      Iosif Gelston visited site on 15.10.1998. Interviewed was citizen of Sasov Kosar
      Artem Iosipovich, tel.: 94218. Documentation: CSHA, Fond 186, inventory 6, 1073
      Points of Safe; Slownik Geogr. Krolewstwa Polskiego , T.10, p. 775, Warszawa, 1889 (in
      Polish); Jewish Encyclopedia , B.14, p.23, St. Petersburg, 1912; I. Epishtein Judaism, p.
      258, Jerusalem, 1959; CSHA, F.9, inv.1, 379 Points of Safe, p.1706-1707. I Iosif Gelston,
      Lvov, 290049, PO Box 10569, tel./fax: (0322) 227490 completed survey on 30.10.1998.
      SASOV II:     US Commission No. UA13410501.
      The mass burial site borders Sasov and Bor, to the left from the road to Brody-
      Zolochev. The unlandmarked mass burial site was dug in 1942-1943 with last known
      Hasidic Orthodox burial was in 1943. The isolated forest on a plain, near river, forest,
      and swamp has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off the road and crossing
      meadow, river, and swamp, access is open to all. No wall or fence or gate surround. Its
      size is 150 square meters. No tombstones or structures are visible, but there are unmarked
      mass graves. Municipality owns site used as Jewish cemetery and cattle grazing. The
      cemetery is visited rarely because almost no one knows about the execution sites near
      Sasov. The cemetery was vandalized during the World War II. Serious threat: vegetation
      overgrowth. Site is covered with swamps and overgrown with trees and bushes that
      prevent access.)
      Iosif Gelston, Lvov, 290049, PO Box 10569, tel./fax: (0322) 227490 completed
      survey 30.10.1998. No Archive documents about period of German occupation of Sasov
      exist. Iosif Gelston visited the site for this survey. Galitskiy Bogdan Zinovievich, tel.:
      94231 was interviewed in Sasov.
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