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1 Execution site(s)
Nikolai A. recalls: "The smaller shootings took place close to the cemetery. The big ones, close to the windmill, where there were big silo pits." (Witness N°203, interviewed in Aleksandrovka, on December 1, 2009).
Aleksandrovka is located 54 kilometers north of Kirovograd. According to the 1939 population census, there were 565 Jews residing in Aleksandrovka.
The Germans occupied the town on August 5, 1941. In the summer and fall of 1941, a Ortskommandantur was in charge of the town as well as a local administration and an Ukrainian auxiliary police was created. Around November 1941, Aleksandrovka was incorporated into Gebiet Snamenka, in Generalkommissariat Nikolajew, Reichskommissariat Ukraine. A ghetto was established in Aleksandrovka in December 1941. The Jews were allowed to go out to a market to exchange some valuables. In the spring of 1942, the Jews were gathered and conducted to a selection.[J1] Some specialists were allowed to return to the ghetto but the other Jews were taken away to be shot. According to a testimony from the trial of the policemen, 300 people were shot in a ravine near Ivangorod. This action was supervised by Gebietskommissar Lange, 25 local policemen participated as did 100 SS and policemen. The victims had to get undressed and then were shot.
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