Bogorodchany | Ivano-Frankivsk

/ The witness’ classmates in a  prewar picture © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum View of Bogorodchany © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Maria V., born in 1925, remembered her mother crying the day that the Jews were murdered © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Maria shows the Yahad team her classmates in a photograph © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Member of Yahad marking the GPS location of the execution site © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Bogorodchany

1 Execution site(s)

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

Witness interview

Mariya V. describes: “There were local police and a mayor. The local policemen had uniforms. The mayor was Russian or Ukrainian, his name was Ernst.” (Witness N°1841, interviewed in Bogorodchany, on September 5, 2013)

Historical note

Bohorodchany, established in 1441, is a town situated about 19 km South West of Ivano-Frankivsk. As part of Poland before WWII, it was occupied by the Soviet army in September 1939 and by German forces in early July 1941. Today, it is a part of Ukraine.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

According to Maria V. (Witness N°1841), born in 1925, interviewed by the Yahad-In Unum team, who witnessed the shootings from her house, situated near the cemetery, the Bogorodchany Jews were shot at the Jewish cemetery. It appears that they were brought to the shooting site in groups of 10-20 people. As it was rather common throughout the entire district, the Jews were shot into the pit while walking on a plank.

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