Hulyaivka (Gulyaevka) | Odesa

/ A view of the village © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Typical house in the South Ukraine © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Raisa Ch., born in 1932, « I was watching the shooting from my house with other children. Then, I went to see the place.”  © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Ludmila V., born in 1930, “In all, there were 10 perpetrators. Five of them did the shooting, and other five made the Jews to undress.” © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum The road by which the Jews passed before being killed © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Ludmila V., born in 1930, showing the place where the Jews were executed © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Hulyaivka

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Anti-tank ditch
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Raisa Ch. "They brought the Jews to our village in winter. They stayed with villagers in their houses. We had a large family which is why in our family they placed only one old Jew. Then, in the beginning of spring they were shot behind the garden in the anti-tank ditch prepared before the War. After the shooting, being curious we went there to take a look. The pit was not covered, so we could see the corpses. I know that after, maybe even that night, the bodies were burned." (Eyewitness N°1573, interviewed in Hulyaivka, on August 13, 2012)

Soviet archives

"On the 13th of March, 1942, the Soviet citizens brought from western Ukraine and the city of Odessa were shot. Before being executed, all citizens were placed in the barn of the kolkhoz, and then they were brought in groups of 100-150 for the shooting which lasted from morning to evening. Later, the isolated executions of little groups of those who had escaped earlier but were found, occurred continuously until the arrival of the Red Army. In all, there were about 200 executions." [Act drawn up by Soviet extraordinary commission in 1944 ; RG-22.002M/7021-69/75]

Historical note

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Holocaust by bullets in figures

The mass shooting during which about 1,000 Jews perished was carried out by ethnic German militia from the Tartakai on March 13, 1943. 

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