Commemoration of Jewish VictimsIn 1945 or 1946, Jews from the area erected a monument dedicated to the Jewish victims of Starokonstantinov and its surroundings. One of the local Jews, who held an important position in the town and whose family had been murdered there during the war, initiated the construction of the monument at the site of the ditch. The area of the murder site was fenced off. The monument bore a plaque inscribed in Russian: “Here lie the bodies of 5,200 citizens of Jewish nationality who were brutally tormented by the Fascists in 1942. Eternal memory to the Fascist victims.”
During most of the Soviet postwar period, Jews from Starokonstantinov and its surroundings gathered in the town to commemorate the Jewish victims. Ceremonies were arranged at both murder sites, on the anniversary of the death of the victims (Yortsayt) and also on the May 9 – VE Day – the official Soviet day of commemoration for victims of the war. In the 1960s, during the June Yortsayt days, Jewish adults and children reenacted the last journey of the victims from the area of the ghetto to the murder site, and held a memorial assembly in Yiddish near the monument.