v. SHAPOVALOVKA (BORZNA): US Commission No. UA24230501
v. Shapovalovka (Borzna) is located in Chernigovskaya, 8 km from Borzna. The mass grave is located at right from road to Borzna. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
The earliest known Jewish Community was end 18th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 697. Effecting Jewish Community were 1905 pogroms and Sept.1919 pogroms. Living here was Rabbi Glazman. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1942. No other towns or village's Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The rural (agricultural) flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1962. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Occasionally, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave has not been vandalized. Authorities clean or clear occasionally. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Seasonal problems are vegetation overgrowth and water drainage. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and vandalism.
Sokolova Eleonora Evgeniyevna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny Pr. 5, Apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site on 6/3/95. Interviewed on 4/3/95 was Knop Kelya Zinivyevna of R. Luxemburg St. 1a, Apt. 8 [Phone: (04653) 22753]. Sokolova completed survey on 05/03/1995.