Kerch | Crimea

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Execution of Jews in Kerch

1 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
2004
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
7

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 7. N°(113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119). Nikolay Ivanovich P. (N°118): "There were the usual announcements: ‘Take warm clothing and your most valuable belongings. You will be deported to some other place.’ Then, they took them in small groups over there, and they killed them. They made the children breathe in something, so that they died. They shot everybody at once."

German archives

B162-986. "The SS officer told me that all of the Jews were going to be shot and that there would be no exceptions. I then asked him what would happen to the girls I had seen in [the SS’] rooms. The SS officer said that this was a bitter experience. Sometimes, they were able to give the girls to another execution commando but, in general, they had to do it themselves due to lack of time."

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