Тернiвка, Yкраïна


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Ukraine SIG
where  Jewish Genealogy is Personal

The Mass Grave Site of Ternivka, Ukraina

Тернивка, массовых захор онений евреев. У крайна
Fosse Commune a Ternivka. Ukraine





road to murder site

To death...in Ternivka

Ternivka was a shtetl situated 200 miles south of Kiev and 20 miles south of Uman, where there are Hassidim Jews and where Rebbe Nachman of Breslov is buried.

"Every Rosh Hashana, there is a major pilgrimage  by tens of thousands of Hasidim and others from around the world to the burial site of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, located on

the former site of the Jewish cemetery in a rebuilt synagogue. Rebbe Nachman spent the last five months of his life in Uman, and specifically requested to be buried here."




Rabbi Nachman of Breslow tomb Rabbi Nachman of Breslow tomb Uman synagogue and Tzion hotel
The burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslow and the synagogue with the Tzion hotel in Uman (October 11, 2009)



The Germans occupied Ternivka on July 29, 1941.
2,300 Jews perished in the mass murder
operations in the Antonovka forest
May 27, 1942 and April 2, 1943.
Ternivka mass murders

(Yad Vashem)




Memorial at the murder site in Ternovka Memorial at the murder site in Ternovka

Memorial at the murder site in Ternivka
Translation:
"Here are buried 2,300 Jews – children, women, and old people
killed
 by the hands of the German – fascist occupants
May 27, 1942 and April 2, 1943
.
"


According to Father Patrick Desbois, on   this site:

One of his interviewees was Petrivna, a Ukrainian woman, in the village of Ternivka. "The Jews", she said, "were gathered in the centre of the village and taken to a large pit on the fringes of the community. They were told to lie down, twenty at a time, and shot in the back of the head. It’s not easy to walk on bodies,"  Petrivna told the priest.

"Very calmly I asked her: ‘You had to walk on the bodies of the people who were shot?’ She replied:" ‘Yes, I had to pack them down . . . after every volley of shots.

We were three Ukrainian girls who, in our bare feet, had to pack them down, the bodies of the Jews, and throw a fine layer of sand on top of them so that other Jews could lay down.’

I met Petrivna in Ternivka in June 2008. She is married to the only Jew who survived and shated [sic stayed?] in the village, Khaim Shtein. Khaim's daughter lives in Israel. I asked him, why he didn't go there. He answered "I was born here and I am married with an Ukrainian woman".


Khaim Shtein and his wife Petrivna. Ternivka    Khaim Shtein's house in Ternivka
Khaim Shtein, his wife Petrivna and their house in Ternivka ( June 10, 2008)



The lake of Ternivka A Jewish house in Ternivka Ternivka market place
The lake, a Jewish house and the market place




To the slaughter. Ternivka
To the slaughter....



The Mass Grave


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List of Jewish Victims from Ternivka

(Yad Vashem)


After The War, the survivors of  the Ternivka murders
were later buried in the mass grave of those who
perished – close to their siblings.



The Graves of Ternivka


Sura Leibovna Anovski's tombstone. Ternivka

Shura Janovski, daughter of Leib 
1904 – 1981
Sura Leibovna Anovski's tombstone. Ternivka



Tombstones of Musia Burd and 
				Rebecca  Jusin. Ternivka

On the left: Musia Burd , daughter of  Josif 
1942 – 1955
On the right: Rebeka Burd, daughter of Aron
1883 – 1955



Tombstone of Mania Lvovna Nemerovski. Ternivka

Mania, daughter of Lev Nemerovski
1921 – 1950
From husband and daughter
(click for detail)



Unknown tombstone. Ternivka

Tombstone of Gershon Davidovich Shugin. Ternivka

Gershon, son of David Shugin
1878 – 1933
(click for detail)



Tombstone of Khaya Isakovna 
				Veksler. Ternivka

Khaya Veksler, daughter of Isak
1916 – 1969
Tomstone of  Nikha Leibovna Velksler. Ternivka

Nikha Veksler, daughter of Leib
1876 – 1968
(click for detail)



Unknown tombstone. Ternivka Unknown tombstone. Ternivka



Tombstone of Liba Bazrlianski. 
				Ternivka

Liba Barzlianski, daughter of Moisey
1928 – 19??
(click for detail)



Tombstone of Suria and  
				Aizik Kreiman. Ternivka

On the left: Suria Kreiman, daughter of Jakrun 1896 – 1973
On the right: Aizik Kreiman, son of Zakhar
1897 – 1981
Tombstone of Genia Grinshun, 
				daughter of Gersh. Ternivka

Genia Grinshlun, daughter of Gersh
March 19, 1915 – April 23, 1970



Tombstone of Lev Moisevich Zhornitzki. Ternivka

Lev
son of
Moisey Zhornitzki
1897 – 1960
(click for detail)



Tomnstone of Izak Yanovski. Ternivka Tombstone of Isaak Janovski. Ternivka
Isaak Janovski
1897 – 1952



Tombstone of Sholom Shloimovich Burd. Ternivka

Sholom
son of
Shloim Burd
1895 – 1952



Tombstone of  Jonia Jankelevich Tenainki. Ternivka
Jonia
son of
Yankel Tenainski(?)
1892 –1941
(click for detail)



Tombstone in Hebrew. Ternivka Tombstone in hebrew. Ternivka
Tombstone in hebrew. 
				Ternivka Tombstone of David Davidovich Nemirovski. Ternivka

David
son of
David Nemirovski
1882 – 1977




Ternivka Today
(June 10, 2008)

48°32′ N, 29°58′ E

18 miles southwest of Uman

153 miles south of Kiev



Ternivka on the map of Ukraine






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Victor Ivanovich Melnikov
1920 – 1944
Hero of the Soviet Union
(click to enlarge)
Ternivka. June 2008






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