Khmelnytske | Dnipropetrovsk

/ Maria G. with her daughter going to the site of the shooting of the Jews  © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Maria G. remembered that  the babies were thrown in the air and killed    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum The team conducting an interview with Maria G. on the site of the mass shooting    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Khmelnytske

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Field
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1943

Witness interview

Maria G. : "The villagers were forced to watch [the executions] to learn obedience and the Germans said to the men: "If you join the partisans, the same will happen to you."" (Witness N°962 interviewed in 2010)

German archives

B162-3511. "I even saw that some pregnant women came holding a child in her arms and another by the hand and were then disembowelled by the guard. The women who had been stabbed were then carried into the pit by their companions. Several times, I saw the two guards hit women in the belly with the butt of their guns, so hard that they screamed in a horrible way."

Historical note

Small village which was a former Jewish agricultural colony. The village is situated between the cities of Dnipopetrovsk and Krivoy Rog. It was a member of the former Jewish district of Satlindorf created in the 1920’s, and consisting of dozens of Jewish agricultural colonies, the first ones established at the beginning of the 19th century. The village was occupied from 1941 to 1943.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The Jews were shot in a pit close to the cemetery in 1941.

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