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ZENKOV I:     US Commission No. UA16130101
Alternate name: Zinkow (Hungarian), Zienkow (Slov) and Zinkiv (Ukraine). Zenkov is located in Poltavskaya at 50º21 34º22, 133 km from Kharkov and 83 km from Poltava. The cemetery is located at W part of town on Komunarskaya St. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with 11-100 Jews.
  • Town officials: Chairman of the Town Soviet-Shum Nikolay Alekseevich of 315130, Zenkov, Poltavsky region, Lenina St. 67.
  • Regional: Region Executive Committee of Poltava. Region State Archive. 314011,Poltava, Pushkina 18/24-Kukoba Ekaterina Ivanovna. Registration of Deeds, Lenina St. 67 [Phone: (05353) 31176]. Region Archive. Lenina St. 63.-Boguslavets Natal'ya Lukinichna.
The earliest known Jewish community was in 19th century. 1926 Jewish population (census) was 608. Effecting the Jewish Community were 1905, 1918-1919, and 1920 Petlyurovsky, Denikensky, and Mahnovsky pogroms. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic burial 1959. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land 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. 1 to 20 stones with 0% toppled or broken, date from 1896 to 20th century. Stones removed were incorporated into roads or structures. Some tombstones have metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. Jewish individuals within country did re-erection of stones, cleaned stones and cleared vegetation. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access (Part of the cemetery is farmed), vandalism (Burial robbers look for gold.), existing nearby development (In 1989-1990, the cemetery was partly developed) and proposed nearby development. Serious threat: pollution (Garbage is thrown on the cemetery site). Moderate threat: weather erosion and vegetation.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny St. 5, apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited and completed survey on 4/25/95. Interviewed on 4/25/95 were Babich Ivan Ivanovich [Phone: (05353) 31278] and Kuchsh Pavel K. of Lenina St. 97, apt. 7 [Phone: (05353) 33396]. Other documentation was inaccessible.
ZENKOV II: 315130, US Commission No. UA16130501
The mass grave is located at S. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. Jews from no other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated suburban agricultural site 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 mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The site contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and agricultural. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems preventing access. Serious threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, vandalism and existing nearby development. Moderate threat: vegetation. Slight threat: proposed nearby development.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny St. 5, apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited and completed survey on 4/26/95. Interviewed on 4/26/95 was Babich Ivan Ivanovich [Phone: (05353) 31278]. Other documentation was inaccessible.
ZENKOV III:     US Commission No. UA16130101
The cemetery is located at W part of town on Komunarskaya St. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic burial 1959. No other towns or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated suburban flat land 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. 1 to 20 stones.,25%-50% toppled or broken, date from 1896 to 20th century. Stones removed were incorporated into roads or structures. Some tombstones have metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains unmarked mass graves. Municipality owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural and residential. The cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II. At the cemetery, Jewish individuals within country did re-erection of stones, cleaned stones and cleared vegetation at some time.. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem, disturbing graves. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access (Part of the cemetery is farmed.), vandalism (Burial robbers look for gold.), existing nearby development (In 1989-1990, cemetery partly was developed.) and proposed nearby development. Serious threat: pollution (Garbage is thrown on the cemetery site). Moderate threat: weather erosion and vegetation.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny St. 5, apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited and completed survey on 4/25/95. Interviewed on 4/25/95 were Babich Ivan Ivanovich [Phone: (05353) 31278] and Kuchsh Pavel K. of Lenina St. 97, apt.7 [Phone: (05353) 33396]. Other documentation was inaccessible.
ZENKOV IV: 315130, US Commission No. UA16130501
The mass grave is S. The Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941. Jews from no other towns or villages were murdered at this unlandmarked mass grave. The isolated suburban agricultural site 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 mass grave. The approximate size of mass grave is now 0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The site contains unmarked mass graves. The municipality owns property used for mass burial site. Properties adjacent are commercial or industrial and agricultural. Rarely, Jewish or non-Jewish private visitors and local residents visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance. Vegetation overgrowth and water drainage are seasonal problems preventing access. Serious threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, vandalism and existing nearby development. Moderate threat: vegetation. Slight threat: proposed nearby development.
Sokolova Eleonora Eugen'evna of 253152, Kiev, Tychiny St. 5, apt. 68 [Phone: (044) 5505681] visited and completed survey on 4/25/95. Interviewed on 4/25/95 were Babich Ivan Ivanovich [Phone: (05353) 31278] and Kuchsh Pavel K. of Lenina St. 97, apt.7 [Phone: (05353) 33396]. Other documentation was inaccessible.
 
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