SASOVKA: US Commission No. UA06290101
Sasovka is located in Zakarpatskaya, 12 km from Vinogradov, 52 km from Mukachevo and 163 km from Lvov. The cemetery is located at village E on the road to Chernotisov. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish Community was 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 200. Effecting Jewish Community were 1918 Zakarpat'e transfer to Czech and 1944 deportation of Jews to death camp. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic burial 1943. The isolated agricultural suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the cemetery. 101 to 500 common tombstones, all in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 19th to 20th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections or known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Local residents visit rarely. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and existing nearby development.
- Town officials: Major Chovbak Petr Ivanovich [Phone: (03143) 33338].
- Regional: Vinogradovsky Regional Dept. of Culture Chairman Goliba Ivan Andreevich [Phone: (03143) 22774]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council Chairman Ustich S.I. [Phone: (03122) 33051]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Administration of Culture, Gavorets Vasiloiy Stepanovich [Phone: (03122) 35373].
- Jewish Community of Vinogradov.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995. Interviewed were Rozner N.I. of Vinogradov on /07/1995. Oks completed survey on 03/08/1995. Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia , book 2, Jerusalem 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukraineznavstvo , book 1-2, 1993.