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STAVISHCHE I:     US Commission No. UA09290501
Alternate name: Stavishcha (Yiddish), Stavische (German) and Stawiszcze {Polish.) The town is located at 49º23 30º12, 136 km from Kiyev and 17 km from Zhashkov.      The mass grave is located at Shkolnaya Street in Roskoshnaya village, 2 km from Stavishche. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
  • Town officials: Village Executive Soviet of Roskoshnaya village. 256509, Roskoshnaya, Chairman Marchenko Andrey Antipovich [Phone: (8-264) 53511]. Geysman Manya Izrrailevna, Kunitskogo St. N6, Apt.8 [Phone: (8-264) 52527].
  • Regional: Representative of Regional State Administration, Kravchuk Aleksey of Grigoriyevich, Sovetskaya St. N35/1 [Phone: (8-264) 52842]. The Musiem of Study of Region. 256500, Stavishche, Krasnoarmeyskiy Pereulok (Str.), N2. [Phone: (8-264) 51626] and Kiyev State Region Archive.
  • Caretaker: Mikitenko Melaniya Grigoriyevna, of 256509, Roskoshnaya Village, Shkolnaya St. N28. [Phone: no tel.].
The earliest known Jewish Community was 1765. 1926 Jewish population was 968. Effecting Jewish Community were 1919 Pogroms by Petlyura, Zelyoniy, and Tutunnik and September 1941-mass executions of Jews by Fascists. Living here was R' Malin. The last known Jewish burial was in 1947. No other towns or village's Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The rural (agricultural) flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has signs or plaques in local language and Hebrew mentioning Jews and the Holocaust. Reached by crossing Jewish cemetery, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.03 hectares. 1 to 20 stones, all in their original location with none removed, date from 20th century. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are "other." The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave has not been vandalized. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation from 1947-1996. The regular caretaker is paid by local contributions. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion (seasonal), pollution, and existing nearby and proposed development.
Sokolova Eleonora Yevgeniyevna of 253152, Kiyev, Tichini St. N5, Apt.68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited and completed survey on 12/09/1996. Geysman Manya Izrailevna of 256500, Stavishche, Kunitskogo St. N4, Apt.8 [Phone: (8-264) 52527] was interviewed on 12/09/1996. Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia , published by Brokgauz'-Yefron', Leningrad; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine . Kiyevskaya Oblast', Kiyev,1971; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire ', 1865; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province; Statistical reference- book of numbers of Jewish population in Russia', 1918. Other documentation exists but was inaccessible.
STAVISHCHE II:     US Commission No. UA09290502
The mass grave is located at in Roskoshnaya village on Shkolnaya Street. See above for town, historical and survey information.
  • Caretaker Mikitenko Melaniya Grigoriyevna, of 256509, Roskoshnaya village, Shkolnaya St. N28.
The last known Jewish burial was in 1947. No other towns or village's Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The rural (agricultural) flat land, part of a municipal cemetery, has signs or plaques in the local language or in Hebrew mentioning Jews and the Holocaust. Reached by crossing Jewish cemetery, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.07 hectares. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in their original location with none removed, date from 20th century. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are Jewish cemetery. The mass grave boundaries is larger now than 1939. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents visit. This mass grave has not been vandalized. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation 1947-1996. The regular caretaker is paid by local contribution. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion (seasonal), pollution, and existing nearby and proposed development.
Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia , published by Brokgauz- Yefron', Leningrad.; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine . Kiyevskaya Oblast', Kiyev, 1971; Semyonov P., Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire , 1865; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province'.; Statistical reference-book of numbers of Jewish population in Russia, 1918.
STAVISHCHE III:     US Commission No. UA09290101
The cemetery is located at Shkolnaya St. earst outskirt of the village. See above for town and historical information.
  • Caretaker: Mikitenko Melaniya Grigoriyevna, 256509, Roskoshnaya village, Shkolnaya St. N28.
The last known Jewish burial was in 1995. Yurkovka (10 km away) and Krivets (10 km away) used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land and hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road and crossing other public property (The school of Roskoshnaya), access is open to all. No wall or fence but a non-locking gate surrounds the cemetery. The approximate size of cemetery is now 1.00 hectares. 21 to 100 stones date from 20th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. Some tombstones have portraits on stones and/or metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns site used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of housing development. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized occasionally in the last ten years. Jewish individuals within country cleaned stones and cleared vegetation regulary. The regular caretaker is paid by a local contribution. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Serious threat: vegetation (constant problem) and vandalism (in 1995, 5 acts of vandalism were repaired.) Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion and pollution. Slight threat: existing nearby and proposed development.
Documentation: Veytsblit I.I. Movement of Jewish People in Ukraine , published by 'Proletar', 1930; Jewish Encyclopedia , published by Brokgauz-Yefron', Leningrad; The History of Towns and Villages of Ukraine . Kiyevskaya Oblast', 1971; Semyonov P., ' Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of Russian Empire ', 1865; The list of populated areas in Kiyevskaya Province; Statistical reference-book of numbers of Jewish population in Russia, 1918. See above for survey and interveiw information.
 
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