TEKEHAZA: US Commission No. UA06280101
Tekehaza is located in Zakarpatskaya at 48º7 23º6, 7 km from Vinogradov, 47 km from Mukachevo, and 170 km from Mishkol'ts. The cemetery is located village SE. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 250. Effecting the Jewish community were 1918 Zakarpat'e transfer to Czech and 1944 deportation of Jews to death camp. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic burial 1942. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the cemetery. 21 to 100 stones, all in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 19th to 20th century. Location of any removed stones is unknown. The cemetery has no special sections. The cemetery has only common tombstones. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site now used for Jewish cemetery use only. Adjacent properties are agricultural and road. The cemetery boundaries have not changed since 1939. The cemetery is visited occasionally by local residents. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Jewish individuals abroad cleaned stones, cleared vegetation and fixed wall in 1990. Now, occasionally, individuals clear or clean. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion and vandalism.
- Town officials: Mayor Pashta Petr Petrovich [Phone: (03143) 33320].
- Regional: Vinogradovsky Regional Dept. of Culture Chairman Goliba Ivan Andreevich [Phone: (03143) 22774]. Zakarpatsky Oblast Executive Council Chairman Ustich Sergey Ivanovich [Phone: (03122) 33051]. Regional Administration of Culture.
- Jewish Community of Vinogradov Chairman Rozner Nikolay [Phone: (03143) 23446].
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995. Interviewed were Rozner N.I. of Vinogradov on /07/1995. Oks completed survey on 03/08/1995. Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia, book 2, Jerusalem 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukraineznavstvo, book 1-2, 1993.