Horlivka | Donetsk

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Execution of Jews from Horlivka

1 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
2011
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1943
Witnesses interviewed :
7

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 7 (N°1169, 1170, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1174, 1175). Including one eyewitness. (N°1171). Lidia Ivanovna S. (N°1173): "The trucks stopped by the road, then, the victims were conducted on foot towards the mine. The Germans stood in line to build a chain between the trucks and the mine, everything went really quickly. One could hear gunfire, and the Germans had dogs."

Soviet archives

RG-22.002M/7021-72/19. "I was able to see groups of 20-40 people being taken away. They were forced to dig trenches intended for themselves, then they were shot. I could hear the shooting of automatic and non-automatic guns, their shouting, crying; women, men and children."

German archives

BStU, MfS HA ZUV 6 Bd.2. "During my presence in Gorlovka, where I was staying with a group until June 1942 as a translator, around 300 Soviet citizens – in my estimation – were shot by the SD."

Jewishgen

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