Kamen | Brest

/ The Yahad team during the interview with the witness © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum Tatyana S. was born in 1922 in Kamen. « It was a Sunday. I was in front of the church. We saw the column of Jews. All the residents were watching them.” © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Vladimir A., born in 1932. « The Germans killed the Jews who couldn’t walk to the ditch with bayonets.” © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum Nadezhda I., born in 1930, saw the execution of the Jews © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum Yelizaveta M., born in 1932, points out the killing site of the Jews in Kamen © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum The road to the killing site © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum Yelizaveta M. at the execution site with the Yahad team © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum The execution site in Kamen © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Kamen

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Natural pit
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
5

Witness interview

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)

Soviet archives

“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]

Historical note

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.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

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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