Bobruisk | Mogilev

Building in Soviet style in Bobruisk © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum During the interview © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum Starr Family(Starrobinski), probably taken in the period from 1900-1910. © 2015 Nancy Holden Elsie Willer, from Bobruisk © 2015 Nancy Holden Bobruysk, c. 1910 © 2015 Nancy Holden

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Executions of the Jews of Bobruisk

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Jewish cemetery
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Evgeni N : “One night, the Jews had to go the old center of the ghetto. Some kinfolk could see what happened around 3 or 4pm. The Jews had to go to this building with their precious valuables. They were searched and they tried to hide their valuables in wells or holes.” (Witness N°691, interviwed in Bobruisk, on July 20, 2013).

Soviet archives

“I was the witness at the beginning of these shootings. It was during autumn 1941 when a covered truck stopped near our house and the Germans forced the civilians to get out of this truck. When everybody got down, they shot them. These shootings were perpetrated every day, in the early morning and at night, and lasted during the years 1941, 1942 and 1943. The graves were located 1km from Bobruisk. There were 50 graves 30 meters long, 5 meters wide and 5 meters deep.” (RG22.022M/7021/82-1).

German archives

B162-3337
“In Bobruisk, there were 12,000 to 15,000 Jews who were shot. On the first day of the Aktion, 2,500 Jews were shot. I was present for this execution. It was in April or May 1942 and it began at six in the morning. It lasted the whole day with some interruptions because some shooters were going crazy and must be relayed .”

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