ZOLOTOY POTOK: US Commission No. UA19290101
Alternate name: Potek Zolti (Yiddish), Potik, (German), Potok Zloty (Hungarian), Zloti Potok (Czech) and Zolotyy Potik (Ukraine). Zolotoy Potok is located in Ternopolskaya at 48º54 25º20, 18 km from Buchach and 75 km from Chernovtsy. The cemetery is located at NW. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
The earliest known Jewish community was 18th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 895. The Hasidic Jewish cemetery was established in 18th century with last known Jewish burial 1940. 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. 21 to 100 common tombstones, most in original location with 50%-75% toppled or broken, date from 20th century. 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 are smaller now than 1939 because of agriculture. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and occasionally in the last ten years. There is no maintenance. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Water drainage at the cemetery is a seasonal problem. Serious threat: uncontrolled access (Uncontrolled access led to many broken tombstones), existing nearby development (Local residents use this land as kitchen garden and for construction.) and proposed nearby development. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation and vandalism.
- Town officials: Village Executive Council - Bubniv Vasiliy Stepanovich [Phone: (071)31042].
- Regional: Regional Executive Council, Vovk Vasiliy Grigoryevich of 283220, Buchach, Svobody Sq.1 [Phone: (03544) 21178]. Oblast State Administration of Skibnyavskiy Mikhail Vasilyevich [Phone: (03522) 25225]. Main Architect of Buchach Region of Dobrovolskiy Ivan Nikolayevich [Phone: (03522) 21453].
- Jewish Community 'Alef' - Paren Nuta Elyevich [Phone: (03522) 93923].
Hodorkovskiy Yuriy Isaakovich of Kiev, Vozduhoflotskiy Prosp. 37A, Apt.23 [Phone: (044) 2769505] visited site on 16/04/1996. No interviews were conducted. Hodorkovskiy completed survey on /04/1996. Documentation: 1. Encyclopaedia Judaica, Wasiutinski B. Ludnosc zydowska w Polsce w wiekach XIX i XX-Warsawa, 1930.