SLAVYANSK: US Commission No. UA04040101
Slavyansk is located in Donetskaya, 120 km from Donetsk and 20 km from Kramatorsk. The cemetery is located at v. Severniy. Present town population is over 100,000 with 1,001-10,000 Jews.
The earliest known Jewish Community was begining 20th c. The last known Hasidic burial was 1994. The suburban flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall or fence, but gate that locks and "other" surround the unlandmarked cemetery. 101 to 500 stones, most in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 1946. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces, other metallic elements, portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for "other." Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of "other." Occasionally, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. Jewish individuals within country did re-erection of stones, cleaned stones and cleared vegetation. Now occasionally, individuals clear or clean. Within the limits of the cemetery are other structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: vegetation. Slight threat: pollution and vandalism.
- Town officials: Mayor Gonchar V.N.
Faifer E.A. visited site in 1994. No interviews were conducted for this survey. Tsiputkin Grigoriy Efimovich of Donetsk-52, Vladiganskogo St. 36, Apt. 24 [Phone: 956936] completed survey in 1994 with Faifer E.A.