SAVRAN I: US Commission No. UA15200101 Alternate name: Sauran (German), Kanetz Pol (Hungarian) and Ust-Savran (Polish.) Savran is located in Odesskaya at 51°16 23°26, 212 km from Odessa, 75 km from Uman and 200 km from Vinnitza. The cemetery is located near the bridge over r. Yuzhniy Bug. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
The earliest known Jewish Community was 17th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 3415. Effecting Jewish Community were 1649, 1654-!, 1768-1772, 1919-Pogroms, and 1920 elimination of Jewish organizations. Buried here are Rabbi Shlema Iriss and Rabbi Gershl. The last known Talnovsky Hasidic burial was 1994. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A broken masonry wall, non-locking gate, and a continuous fence surround the unlandmarked cemetery. 501 to 5000 stones, most in original location with 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 1950. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or lettering, other metallic elements, portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. Local Jewish community owns site used for Jewish cemetery and other. Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are larger now than 1939. Frequently, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and frequently in the last ten years. Jewish individuals within country and abroad did re-erection of stones, patched broken stones, cleaned stones, cleared vegetation, fixed wall and fixed gate in 1945-1948. Now, occasionally individuals clear or clean. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and existing nearby development.
SAVRAN: may be buried at Obodovka
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