TOMASHPOL I: US Commission No. UA01030102
Tomashpol is located in Vinnitskaya at 48º32 28º31, 35 km from Tulchin and 82 km from Vinnitsa. The cemetery is located on hill at N outskirts of town. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 101-1,000 Jews.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 5/7/94. Interviewed were Tomashpol's Jews. Oks completed survey on 05/07/1994. Documentation: City Populations of the Russian Empire, Podol region, 1864; Population of Towns of the Podol Region, Krilov, 1905; Historical Monuments in Podol-Kamanets Region Gulman 1901; National Minorities in Ukraine, Register, 1925.
TOMASHPOL II: US Commission No. UA01030101
The cemetery is outside the village on the right side of the hill. The Jewish cemetery was established in beginning [sic] with last known Hasidic burial 1920's. Vapnyarka (5 km away) used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban agricultural hillside has signs in other languages. Reached by turning directly off public road and private road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds. 501 to 5000 common tombstones, most in original location with more than 75% toppled or broken, Stones date from 20th century. The cemetery has special sections for men and women. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns site now used for Jewish cemetery, agricultural use (crops or animal grazing) and waste dumping. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of housing development and agriculture. Local residents visit rarely. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and frequently in the last ten years. There is no maintenance. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing both graves and stones. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. The entrance is open and the remaining stones are being stolen. There is practically not one undamaged gravestone. The neighbours encroach on the area of the cemetery for their gardens. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access, vegetation (30% is overgrown with grass and weeds.), vandalism and existing nearby development. Moderate threat: weather erosion and pollution. Slight threat: proposed nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 5/7/94. Interviewed were Jews in Tomashpol. Oks completed survey on 05/07/1994. Documentation: City Populations of the Russian Empire, Podolsky Gub, 1864; Population of Towns of the Podol Region, Kralov, 1905; Historic Monuments in Podol-Kamanets Region, Gulman, 1901; National Minorities in Ukraine, Register, 1925.