Chetvertnya (Chetvernia, Czetwiertnia) | Volyn

/ Panas P., born in 1929, "One hand was tied by rope to the hand of another Jew and the second hand was held behind the nape of the neck." © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Ganna D., born in 1926, rememebre seven Jewish families livinng in Chetvertnya. One of their activities was trade.They traded flour, herring and fabric © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Lidia D., born in 1933, remembered there was a table with alcohol and some food near the pit © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Yahad team during the interview © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Panas P., born in 1929, leading Yahad’s team to the place where a Jew was killed. His body left there for a while and was buried by villagers afterwards © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum The execution place of 120 Jews from Chetvertnya and nearby  villages © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum The monument to the 120 Jews murdered by Nazis. The victims were reburried at this palce after the war © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Chetvertnya

2 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Marshy ground near the river
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Panas P. remembered: "There was an order to shoot all the Jews. As I told you before while grazing the cows I saw them being brought in line having their hands tied with rope on the other bank of the river. They brought them to the pit, made them undress completely, get down into the pit and lie down. Then, a German shot them one by one inside the pit. After, he went to take some rum or vodka, who knows. And that is all. " (Eyewitness N°1473, interviewed in Chetvertnya, on May 03, 2012)

Holocaust by bullets in figures

From the field researches Yahad-In Unum found out that a closed ghetto was created straight away after Germans’ arrival. The Jews fit to work were subjected to forced labor in the fields. During the aktion carried out by Germans and helped by local police 120 Jews native to Chetvertnya and nearby villages were slaughtered in the pit dug on purpose.

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