VELIKIY ZHVANCHIK I: US Commission No. UA22140101
Alternate name: Zhvanchik (Yiddish), Zhvancik (German), Zhvantchik (Polish) and Zwanchik (English). Velikiy Zhvanchik is located in Khmelnitskaya at 48º46 26º59, 40 km from KamenetsPodolskiy, 100 km from Khmelnitskiy and 94 km from Chernovtsy. The cemetery is located at N, right from road to Dunaevtsy. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 3/27/95. Interviewed on 3/27/95 were Tkach E.M. and Beylik A.M. of Dunaevtsy. Oks completed survey on 04/05/1995.
VELIKIY ZHVANCHIK II: US Commission No. UA22140501
The mass grave is located at S, 1 km from center, near the road to Staraya Ushitsa. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941 with last known Hasidic burial was 1941. No other towns or villages Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The urban, located on flat land, has signs or plaques in local language. Reached by village road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The site contains marked mass graves. The common tombstones date from 1967. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Occasionally, organized individual tours and local residents visit. This site was not vandalized. Occasionally, authorities clear or clean. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and vandalism.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 4/27/95. Interviewed on 4/27/95 were Tkach E.M. and Beylik A.M. of Dunaevtsy. Oks completed survey on 04 May 1995.