TERNOVAYA BALKA: US Commission No. UA10230501
Ternovaya Balka is 15 km from Kirovograd. The mass grave is located at is at the SE of village. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
Effecting the Jewish community were 1905 pogroms and Civil War. Kompaneevka and Mar'evka Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked 1943 Hasidic mass grave. The crown of a hill between fields and woods, part of a municipal cemetery, has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence or gate surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in original location, date from 1975. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns property now used for the mixed burial, Jewish mainly. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The mass grave boundaries are larger now than 1939. Occasionally, organized individual tours and Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors stop. This mass grave has not been vandalized. Local/municipal authorities did re-erection of stones and cleared vegetation from 1975 to 1990s. Now, authorities clear or clean occasionally. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: weather erosion and pollution.
- Town officials: Executive Committee of Village Soviet Chairman Medyanik Nikolay Vasilievich [Phone: (05240) 98730].
- Regional: Regional State Dept. Chairman Bezsonova Lubov' Ivanovna [Phone: (05240) 91131]. State Dept. of Kirovogradskaya Oblast Towns. Local History Museum of Kirovogradskaya Oblast, Shlyakhovoy Konstantin Vasilievich [Phone: (0522) 224890].
- Jewish Community of Kirovograd.
Khodorkovsky Yury Isaakovich of Apt. 23, 37A Vozduhoflotsky Prospect, Kiev [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site and completed survey on 27/11/96-05/12/96. Burtseva Marina Yurievna [Phone: (05240) 91932] was interviewed on 27/11/96.