TSMINY: may be buried at Stariy Chartoriysk TSMINY may be buried at Troyanovka
US Commission No. UA02200501
Tsminy is located in Volynskaya at 51º13 25º53, 86 km from Lutsk. The mass grave is located at village W, 500m from railroad station Noviy Chartoriysk. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1937 Jewish population (census) was 360. Effecting the Jewish community were Civil War and 1st World. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. No Jews from other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated wooded flat land has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. Reached by crossing other public property and road to Vel. Vedmezhka, access is open to all. A continuous fence with no gate surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 stones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1956. No stones were removed. The mass grave has only common tombstones. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial and forest. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents stop. This mass grave has not been vandalized. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the mass grave are no structures. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access. Slight threat: pollution and vandalism.
- Town officials: Village Executive Council - Stasyuk Grigoriy Panasovich [Phone: (071) 29931]. Work Group 'Memorial Book' of Nakonechniy Vladislav Andreevich
- Regional: Oblast Cultural Department. Dept. for the Protection of Monuments of Lutsk, Galana St. 2, Chemeris E.V. State Archive of Volynskaya Oblast of 263024, Lutsk, Veteranov St. 21.
- Volyn Jewish community, Volyn Jewish Community of (03322) 40045. Israel, the Federation ov Volhynian Jews of Jerusalem.
Kirzhner Moisey of 263005, Lutsk, Grushevskogo St. 18, apt.38 [Phone: (03322) 34775] visited site on 11/4/95. Interviewed were Nakonechniy V.A. on 10/4/95. Kirzhner completed survey on 12/04/1995. Documentation: Materials of memorial book.