Kasplya | Smolensk

/ Member of Yahad marking the GPS coordinates of the grave ©Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Vassili P. remembered that the Jewish communists were shot in a field during July. He saw the arrest of these persons. There were many children in the column. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Andreïvna K., born in 1923, remembered that the Jews were shot naked in the pit. The little children were thrown and shot in the air. After that, the Germans set the grave on fire. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum During the interview on the ground ©Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Kasplya

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Catholic cemetery
Memorials :
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Maria K. evokes: "Children were thrown into the air and shot. Runaways were also shot. Then gasoline was poured on the mass grave and lit on fire." (Witness N°165, interviwed in Kasplya, on September 27, 2009).

Historical note

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Holocaust by bullets in figures

The German forces occupied the village in July 1941. 153 Jews from Kasplya were dug  alive in Kukina Gora.

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