Alternate names: Verbovets and Вербовец [Rus], Verbovitz [Yid], Verbovets' and Вербовець [Ukr], Wierzbowiec [Pol], Werbowez [Ger], Verbovec'. 48°44' N, 27°26' E , 59 miles SW of Vinnytsya, 26 miles NW of Mohyliv-Podilskyy, 10 miles SE of Nova Ushytsya. 1900 Jewish population: 661
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Alternate name: Verbovitz (Yiddish), Werbowez (German) and Verbouts (Hungarian). Verbovets is located in Zakarpatskaya at 48º29 22º55, 38 km from Mukachevo and 26 km from Chernovtsy. The cemetery is located at N part of village. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 150. Effecting the Jewish Community were 1918 Zakarpat'ye transfer to Czech and 1944 deportation of Jews to the death camp. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic burial 1942. No other towns or villages used this cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by kitchen gardens, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. No stones are visible. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns property now used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves. Very serious threat: vegetation. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access and weather erosion. Slight threat: pollution, existing and proposed nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, Apt.52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on /07/1995. Interviewed was Rozner N.I. of Vinogradov on /07/1995. Oks completed survey on /07/1995. Documentation: Short Jewish Encyclopaedia, volume 2, Jerusalem 1982; Encyclopaedia Ukraineznavstvo, volume 1-2, Kiev, 1993.
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