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v. ZAGNITKOV I:     US Commission No. UA15140501
v. Zagnitkov is located in Odesskaya at 29º0 46º_, 48 km from Kodyma and 270 km from Odessa. The mass grave is located at W on road to Rashkov. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
  • Town officials: Kodyma rayispolkom, Chief Marikov Sergey Mikhaylovich (04867) 91633. Regional: Kodyma Regional Dept. of Culture, Petrash Nikolay Stepanovich (04867) 91635. Odessa Oblast Dept. of Culture, Borodavko Roman Isaakovich (0482) 251351. Main architect Of Kodyma region, Kovalchuk Leonid Vasiyevich (048687) 91105.
  • Odessa Jewish Community, Milshteyn Feliks Ilich (0482) 247296.
The earliest known Jewish community was end of 18th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 150. Effecting the Jewish Community was 1918-1920 pogroms. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. Jews from no other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The suburban agricultural hillside has signs or plaques in local language mentioning the Holocaust. 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 common tombstones date from 1941. The site contains marked mass graves. The municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are agricultural. Rarely, local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II. Now, occasionally authorities clear or clean. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access, pollution and vegetation. Slight threat: weather erosion, vandalism and existing nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site on 10/2/94 and 12/5/92. Interviewed was Fishman N.P. on 10/2/94. Oks completed survey on 02/18/1994. Other documentation was inaccessible.
v. ZAGNITKOV II:     US Commission No. UA15140101
The cemetery is located at road to Rashkov.
The earliest known Jewish community was 1810. 1940 Jewish population (census) was 300. Effecting the Jewish Community was 1919 and1920 pogroms. The Jewish cemetery was established in 1840 with last known Hasidic burial 1941. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. No wall, fence, or gate surrounds the cemetery. No stones are visible. Locations of any removed stones are unknown. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Municipality owns property used for agriculture (crops or animal grazing). Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries have not changed since 1939. 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. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, and existing and proposed nearby development.
Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St. 17D, Apt. 52 [Phone: (0482) 665950] visited site and completed survey on 10/7/94. Interviewed on 10/7/94 were Slepoy B.I. and Shrayberg G.M. of Kodyma. Other documentation was inaccessible.
 
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