Indura | Grodno

/ Stanislav M. remembers he used to go inside the ghetto to bring food to the Jews    © David Merlin-Dufey - Yahad-In Unum A witness showing the former Jewish cemetery    © David Merlin-Dufey - Yahad-In Unum Indura former Jewish cemetery    © David Merlin-Dufey - Yahad-In Unum Yahad team with a witness in front of the former Jewish synagogue    © David Merlin-Dufey - Yahad-In Unum Ambiance    © David Merlin-Dufey - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Indura

1 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
2010
Kind of place before :
Jewish cemetery
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Gennadiy J. : "Inside the ghetto there were Jews from Indura. They were sent to a concentration camp on the way to Grodno. It took one or two days to drive the Jews to the camp. Villagers were requisitioned with their carts. My father was requisitioned too. It was organized by the Germans and the policemen." (Witness N°409 interviewed in December, 2010)

Historical note

Indura is a village situated 25 kilometers South of Grodno. In 1921, its Jewish population was about 1700. In 1939, a lots of refugees from Western Poland came as well. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

A ghetto was quickly established in the quarter close to the synagogue. On  November 2, 1942, the Germans liquidated the Indura ghetto by sending the Jews to the Kolbassino transit camp near Grodno. From Kolbassino, the Jews were then expelled to the Treblinka extermination camp.

Jews from Krynki (today situated in Poland) were also gathered for a short time in Indura ghetto. Thanks to the local witnesses located and interviewed on the ground by the Yahad-In Unum team, we nevertheless learned that shootings also occurred in Indura. A few hidden Jews had to dig pits and were killed in the Jewish cemetery or in the surroundings. Stanislav M. also remembers that an old man was killed in front of him in the street. 

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