US Commission No. UA21030101 Alternate names: Berislaw (Ukraine) and Litovsky-Vitovtova (others),
Beryslav (Russian) and Turkey-Nyzylkermen (other). Berislav is located in
Khersonskaya at 46º50 33º26, 208 km from Odessa, 95km from Nikolayew and 75
or 55 km from Kherson, and 208km from Odessa.. Cemetery: between St. R.
Lyuksemburg and Kirova, North. Present town population is 5,001-25,000 with
Town: Town Soviet of Berislav of
Major-Kavun Evgeniy Pavlovich [ph: (05546) 21154]
Regional: Regional Executive
Committee of Berislav, Dovgan Konstantin Vasil'yevich [ph: (05546)
22005]. Regional Executive Committee, Chupryna Vladimir G. [ph: (05522)
25290]. Regional Department of Culture of Chistyakova Zoya Emel'yanovna
[ph: (05546) 21636].
Others: Jewish Community of
Kherson. Steyma B.Z. [ph: (05522) 64129].
The earliest known Jewish community
was 19th century. 1939 Jewish population (census) was 395 or 295. Effecting
community were 1918, 1920 pogroms, and 1930 elimination of Jewish
organizations. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial was 1949. No other towns
or villages used this unlandmarked cemetery. The urban flat land, part of a
municipal cemetery, 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
site. The approximate size of cemetery before WWII was 0.80 and is now 0.60
hectares. Location of removed stones is unknown. The cemetery contains no
known mass graves. The municipality owns the property used for industrial or
commercial use. Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial. The
cemetery boundaries are smaller now than 1939 because of commercial or
industrial development. Rarely, local residents visit. The cemetery was
vandalized during World War II. There is no maintenance now. Within the
limits of the cemetery are no structures. Very serious threat: uncontrolled
access, vandalism, existing and proposed nearby development. Slight threat:
weather erosion, pollution and vegetation. Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St., 17D, apt.
52 [ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on 12/5/94 and
interviewed Tyshchenko A.N. of Berislav on 12/5/94. He completed survey on
12/05/1994. Other documentation was inaccessible.
US Commission No. UA21030501 See Berislav I for town information. The mass grave is located at west.
The earliest known Jewish community was mid-19th century. The
unlandmarked Jewish mass grave was dug in 1941 for Berislav Jews only. The
isolated suburban site has no sign or marker. Access is open to all. No
wall, gate, or fence surrounds the mass grave. The approximate size is now
0.01 hectares. No stones were removed. The site contains unmarked mass
graves. The municipality owns the property only used for mass burial site.
Adjacent properties are commercial or industrial. Rarely, local residents
visit. The mass grave was vandalized during World War II and occasionally in
the last 10 years. There is no maintenance now. Within the limits of the
mass grave are no structures. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem
preventing access. Very serious threat: weather erosion, pollution, existing
and proposed nearby development. Moderate threat: uncontrolled access,
vegetation and vandalism. Other documentation was inaccessible. Oks Vladimir Moiseevich of 270065, Odessa, Varnenskaya St.17d, apt. 52
[ph: (0482) 665950] visited site on /12/1994 and interviewed Tischenko A.M.
of Berislav on /12/1994. He completed survey on 18/02/1995.
3. The Revision Census of 1856 for this colony is stored in Kherson archive