Alternate names: Shargorod, Шаргород [Rus], Sharhorod, Шаргород [Ukr], Sharigrod, שריגרוד [Yid], Szarogród [Pol], Sarhorod. 48°45' N, 28°05' E, 24 miles NNE of Mohyliv-Podilskyy, 38 miles SSW of Vinnytsya (Vinnitsa). 1900 Jewish population: 3,989.
SHARGOROD I: US Commission No. UA01250101
Alternate name: Szargorod (Polish), Sharigrad (Russian), Sharigrod (Ukraine) and Sargorog (Hebrew.) Shargorod is located in Vinnitskaya at 48º45 28º5, 56 km from Vinnitsa. The cemetery is located at Muravskoe highway after the bridge on the outskirts of the town. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 101-1,000 Jews.
SHARGOROD II: US Commission No. UA01250103
See Shargorod I for town information. The cemetery is located after the bridge on the outskirts of the town. Living here were Rabbin Lopata Olter, Tsadakkim Shonic Avrum, Naphtali Herz of Shargorod, and Jakov Jozeph of Pollonnoye. The Jewish cemetery was established in 1958. The last known Jewish burial was 1995. The isolated suburban hillside by water has no sign or marker. Reached by private houses, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the unlandmarked cemetery. 101 to 500 stones all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1958. No stones were removed. The cemetery has no special sections. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces, iron decorations or lettering, portraits on stones, and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. 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. This cemetery has not been vandalized. Regional/national authorities cleared vegetation. Now occasionally, individuals clear or clean. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Slight threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism.
See Shargorod I for town information. The cemetery is located at Lenina St. Buried here are Shmulevich Shlema, Gersh Leybovich and Shokhnis Avrum. The last known Jewish burial was end 18th century. Jewish community was Skvirskaya Hasidic. The isolated urban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the unlandmarked cemetery. 101 to 500 stones, most in original location with 25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 17th century to 19th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery and agricultural use (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. Occasionally, organized Jewish group tours or pilgrimage groups, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized frequently in the last ten years. Jewish groups within country patched broken stones and cleaned stones. Now occasionally, individuals clear or clean. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access. Serious threat: pollution. Moderate threat: vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and proposed nearby development.
Shwartz Yuliya Nikolayevna of Kiev, Buchmy St. 5/1, Apt. 8 [Phone: (044) 5503228] visited site on 7/24/95. Interviewed was Devid A. Chapin of 3312 Gary Dr Plano TX 75023-1120, USA [Phone: (214) 6183050] on 7/24/95. Shwartz completed survey on 26/07/1995. Documentation: Central and Eastern Europe .
Article in the Kingston Whig-Standard on Monday, October 27, 1997, page 14: "The tombstones are everywhere. Old ones jut out of the high grass at awkward angles. The graves overlook the green rolling hills-Ukraine's blood-soaked black earth under the perfect dome of its vast blue skies. The 1917 Bolshevik Revolution and the Russian Civil War, the Second World War and Soviet rule gave the shtetls a mortal blow. Today, it seems only the names on the graves remain-Bratslav, Uman, Nemirov, Bershad, Shepetovka. Maria Yakovlevna, a Ukrainian woman who has been tending Shargorod's Jewish cemetery for most of her life, walks among the tombstones in early August. One stone is possibly readable with a very well-trained eye and a magnifying glass, but perhaps not." Shargorod is one of the few remaining shtetls. [Source? Date?]
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