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Vladimir A., born in 1932. He saw the shooting of the Jewish men from Kamen: « The grave was dug the day before the shooting. The Jews dug it themselves. They knew it was for them. In the village, everybody also knew that the Jews would be killed”. (Witness N°163, interviewed in Pohost Zagorskiy, on August 05, 2009)
“In the fall of 1941, the Germans took the Jews from Pohost Zaharodski to a field located 300m from the village of Kamen. They had to undress down to their underwear. They were killed at the edge of the grave by a bullet in the neck.” [Deposition of Filip S., born in 1899, living in Kamen. He was forced to fill the pit the day after the shooting; RG22.022M.7021-90/32]
Kamen is a small village located a few kilometers east of Pohost Zaharodskiy. About 1,000 Jews lived in Pohost Zaharodskiy on the eve of World War II.
In August 1941, about 150 Jewish men from Pohost Zaharodskiy were brought to a natural ditch near the road to Kamen. They were shot there by German cavalrymen.
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