SPICHENTSY: US Commission No. UA01550101
The cemetery is located at the SW outskirth, near the Vishnevaya Street. Spichentsy is 13 km from Pogrebishthe. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
Town officials: Village Soviet of Chairman- Shtherbanyuk Anatoly Stepanovich [Phone: (071) 23733]. Local officials: Village Soviet. Regional: unknoun. Town officials: Jewish Community of Vinnitsa of Chairman-Desner. Others: Regional state Archives of Vinnitsa.
The earliest known Jewish Community was in the 18th century. 1926 Jewish population was 774. The last known Jewish burial was in 1941. The isolated and unlandmarked rural (agricultural) hillside, between fields and woods, and crown of a hill, by water and between fields and woods, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road and crossing other public property (crossing the property of the tractor brigade.) The access is open to all. No wall or fence or gate surrounds the cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 2.50 and is now 1.00 hectares. 21 to 100 stones, most in their original location, date from 1907. The cemetery has only common tombstones. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery and waste dumping. Properties adjacent are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Occasionally, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation. Restoration was done in to 1941-constant care. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: vandalism (the lost party of cemetery was till to the collective field about 1970.) Serious threat: uncontrolled access (The free access for anybody.) Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution and vegetation (constant overgrowing everything.) Slight threat: existing nearby development.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152 Kiev, 5 Tychiny St. Apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited site and completed survey on 05/10/96. Interviewed was Ivanyuk Grigory Karpovich of 13, Verbovka Street. [Phone: no] on 05/10/96.