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SLATINA: (Ukraine) see Solotvina SEMENOVKA: US Commission No. UA16080101
Semenovka is located in Poltavskaya at 52º10 32º35, 134 km from Poltava. The cemetery is located S of town, "Toloki", 100m from railroad to Kremenchug. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with no Jews.
  • Town officials: Town Soviet, Podorozhnyak Ivan Ivanovich of 315930, Semenovka, Lenina St. 44 [Phone: (05341) 91452].
  • Poltava Oblast Archive at 314011, Poltava, Pushkinskaya St. 18/24 [Phone: (05322) 73439].
The earliest known Jewish Community was 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 443. Effecting Jewish Community were 1918 Petlyura's pogroms and 1919 Grigoryev's pogroms. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Habad Hasidic burial 1935. The isolated suburban flat land 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 cemetery. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing.) Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation to 1935. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, and existing nearby and proposed development.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny St. 5, Apt.68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 4/15/95. Interviewed were Butsyk Mariya Sviridovna of Gorkogo Street 14 on 4/15/95.
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