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Aleksandr K. evokes: "I knew a Jewish family. The father was called Ratushnikov and was guiding of the store Ils lived next to the coal mine 7-8." (Witness N°1615, interviewed in November, 2012)
This important town was founded in the beginning of the 20th century, and became one of the most important coal mining centres of the Donbas Basin. There were Jewish families but they were mostly assimilated. The city was under German occupation from 1942 to 1944.
The Jews were thrown in and killed with other categories of victims, such as the Communists, in the well of the Bogdan coal mine. Total number of victims was about 2,000.
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