Today in History Jewish community area has one black date. Seventy-five years ago in an unfinished trench bunker north of the city sahzavodu. Sinyava old was shot about five hundred local Jews. Those, who managed to escape, evil fate found 23 July 1942 in Starokonstantyniv. Again, in summer 1943, in the first place a second shot, which killed nearly eighty innocent victims of fascism. Their memories remain for eternity by descendants, such, hmelnychanyn as Boris Kaplun Shavovych, which today had a conversation in the community center "Thiya".
Historically known reference, that as 1939 Year in Old blue living 1237 Jewish, that was 21% total population. Now there remained not a single representative of the community and fascist terror - the main reason why. But the descendants of the victims are not forgotten ancestors buried here and take care of their memory.
Father Boris Shavovycha while fighting on the front, have been evacuated. This saved them from a terrible death, but the rest of the family ever stayed in a mass grave. The man told, after the tragedy at the site of the shooting was a memorial sign made of metal, which were traces of bullets. Specified date it was not true: it was written, that the murder occurred 18 August, There was nothing to do with the important holiday for Christians a day later. However, when establishing new, granite monument of this historical inaccuracy was corrected.
The emergence of a new monument as a tribute to the descendants of predecessors. Current residents of, Israel, United States and different parts of Ukraine, whose ancestors lie under the Old blue, come together, gathered funds and oporyadkuvaly own territory burial. Old trees, which could at any moment fall on pam'yachnyk, were eventually cut. But the young birch (pictured left), that nothing prevented, Still unknown was the victim of vandals. Now the place, as the Jewish cemetery, at the request of a local resident looks immigrants.
Fifteen years ago on the shooting held a large rally-requiem with participation of descendants of victims, government officials, public and staff HBF "Hesed Besht" and local press. Today the city is quiet. Boris Kaplun said, that before was there, mowed grass and weeds to a memorable date. His example and his associates act worthy of honor and respect, in fact care about the memory of innocent victims, their ancestors - a sacred duty of every Jew.
It should be noted, Some names mentioned are not correct. Inaccuracies below:
Beselia - Bessel
Bişteyna - Binşteyna
Kateluiskava - Kotelyanskoho
Kabylunskoho - Kobylyanskyy
Marshalina - Marshalika
Margulev - Margulis
Rubenstein - Rubinstein
Helugiča – owl