Ilinskaya | Krasnodar

/ Yahad’s team leader and rabbinical advisor on the execution site © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Execution site of the Jewish victims in Ilinskaya © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Vera S., born in 1927, remembered that 200 people were requisitioned in order to fill the grave after the shooting of the Jews © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Antonina S., born in 1927, saw the grave after the shooting and remembered that it wasn’t filled in well because she could see arms and legs © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Aleksey G., saw the shooting of the Jews in the brickyard. He remembered they were first parked  before being killed © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews of Ilinskaya

3 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Anti-tank ditch
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1942-1943

Witness interview

Yelena Petrovna I. evokes: "I was requisitioned by the commander of the kolkhoz brigade to go and dig the ditch where the Jews were later to be shot. Around 50 people were requisitioned, all in all. The Germans gave us indications about the size of the ditch through the help of local interpreters." (Witness N°329, interviewed in Ilinskaya, on June 13, 2012).

Soviet archives

"(...) the Germans forced 6 elderly men to dig two big trenches that were filled with bodies. Once the bodies were buried, they were forced to dig a small ditch where they had to lie down and were shot by revolver." [Deposition of Pyotr V, made in Krasnodar, on May 1944, RG-22.002M/7021-16].

Historical note

Ilinskaya is a Cossack village located in the district of Novopokrovskaya. 

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The Cossack village was occupied by German forces from summer 1942 to January 1943. On August 20, 1942, 494 Jews (386 refugees and 8 Local Jews) were shot. 

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