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VELIKIY DAL'NIK:     US Commission No. UA15310501
Velikiy Dal'nik is located in Odesskaya. The mass grave is located at W of v. Dal'nik. Velikiy Dal'nik is 15 km from Odessa. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
  • Town officials: Village Soviet, Chairman Kozukan Nikolay Grigor'eyvich.
  • Regional: Belyavsky Region Dept. of Culture-Gaponenko Liliya Fedorovna. Odessa Oblast. Dept. of Culture Podderskaya T.A. Culture Fond of Odessa-Mashrova Dina Mihaylovna. Odessa Jewish Community, Milshteyn F.I.
Effecting the Jewish Community were 1942 murder of 10,000 Jews from Odessa in the Getto in and v. Velikiy Dalnik. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1942. No other towns or villages Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated suburban rural hillside 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 or fence, or gate surrounds the mass grave. 1 to 20 common tombstones, all in original location with none toppled or broken, date from 1992. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. Municipality owns mass burial site property. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, organized individual tours and local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II but not in the last ten years. Occasionally, authorities clear or clean. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Water drainage at the mass grave is a seasonal problem. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution, vandalism and existing nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, Apt.52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 5/5/87 and 9/7/94. Interviewed on 9/6/94 were Spektor N.S. and Brohman S.A. of Odessa. Oks completed survey on 02/15/1995.
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