Korchivya | Rivne

/ Rural ambiance © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum Mikhail S. remembered that the shooters were on top of the grave. They shot the Jews with machine – guns © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum Sofia K. saw the Jews of Stepan being brought in Kortchivya.  She saw perhaps five columns passing by her street © Aleksey Kasyanov – Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews from Derazhne and Kostopil

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Forest
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Sofia Kalisryanovna K. explains: "In Korchivya, there was a small pond where the Jews were gathered. They spent the night there and later they were taken into the forest to be shot. People from the village were requisitioned to dig the pits." (Witness N°1425, interviewed in Korchivya, on April 11, 2012)

Soviet archives

"I saw the Jews being shot with my own eyes, we heard hideous screams. Then, after half an hour it stopped. First, they were undressed and then they were forced to sit down in front of the pit. They were shot one after another in the nape of the neck, and they fell into the pit. Then, others went down into the pit to arrange the bodies. When they came back up, they were in turn shot in the same manner." (RG-22.002M/7021-71/55)

Historical note

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Holocaust by bullets in figures

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