Kapustino | Smolensk

/ Witness at the execution site © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Rural landscape of Kapustino © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Yahad team with the witness at the execution site of about 1200 Jews in Kapustino. © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum The object found by Yahad team at the execution site in Kapustino. © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews from Rudnya in Kapustino

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Meadow
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1943
Number of victims :
1200

Witness interview

Vera K.: "Bodies were packed in various positions. The pit is in a large meadow, near a birch grove where there is now a Christian Cemetery. I also saw non-Jewish children being killed here." (Witness N°7, interviewed in Rudnya, on September 29, 2009).

Historical note

No information available 

Holocaust by bullets in figures

On October 21, 1941, around 1,200 Jews  from the ghetto of Rudnya, especially the elderly and children, were shot in an anti-tank trench near Kapustino. On February 24, 1942, the Germans gathered in columns the last 300 Jews in order to send them to the ghetto of Rudnya. They were brought in the same trench and were shot.

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