Precise location is unresolved as of Mar 2015.

Carved Memories: Heritage in Stone from the Russian Jewish Pale by David Goberman, NY: also see introduction to Ukraine. Located at: 47º07 29º31.

v. VINOGRADNOYE:     US Commission No. UA15280501

v. Vinogradnoye is located in Odesskaya at 46º_ 30º_, 15 km from Berezovka and 100 km from Odessa. The mass grave is located at S, near road to Odessa. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town officials: Village Soviet-Korchmar Vyacheslav Ivanovich. Local offivynohradivcials: Berezovka Regional Dept. of Culture-Zalivanskiy Oleg Aleksandrovich.
  • Regional: Odessa Oblast. Dept. of Culture-Borodavko Roman Isaakovich. Odessa Oblast Dept. of Culture, Podderskaya Tatyana Anatolievna [Phone: (0482) 283351]. Town officials: Odessa Oblast Fond of Culture of Masherova Dina Mikhaylovna.
  • Others: Odessa Jewish Community, Milshteyn Feliks Ilich and Chechelnitskiy Shimon.

Effecting the Jewish Community was 20,000 Jews from Odessa who were murdered in v. Vinogradnoye in 1941. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. No other towns or villages Jews were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated rural (agricultural) flat land 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. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The common tombstones date from 1994. The site contains marked mass graves and unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Occasionally, organized individual tours and local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II. Occasionally, authorities clear or clean. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. 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 in 01/1995 in 10/1994. Interviewed was Volter N.P. of v. Vinogradnoya on 01/1995. Oks completed survey on 02/17/1995.

Vynohrad Jewish Cemetery - This site is used for agricultural purposes and as a waste dump. It requires an identifying marker, demarcation and clearance of the garbage. [Mar 2015]


[UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [April 2016]


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 April 2016 00:36