Ladozhskaya | Krasnodar

/ An old church in Ladozhskaya © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Nadezhda G., born in 1931, can’t hide her emotions © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Viktors M. leads the Yahad’s research team to the killing site N° 1 where about 200 Jews were murdered © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Taking the same road at the Jewish victims did before being shot © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Viktor M. near the mass grave (Killing site N°1) © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Another killing site (N°2), near the Kuban River © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Mikhail K., born in 1929 shows us another killing site (N°3) in a little forest © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum Yahad’s research team trying to visualise  the executions sites on the map © Markel Redondo - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Ladozhskaya

4 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Ravine
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1942-1943

Witness interview

Valentina G. recalls: "While working on the fields, I saw people lining up. At the beginning, the children were killed, by being hit by shovels. Other people behind them attacked the aggressors with their shovels. These adults were all shot." (Eyewitness N°263, interviewed in Ladozhskaya, on March 31, 2012)

Soviet archives

"Right from the first day of the occupation of the district of Ladozhskaya, the Germans started with the methodical extermination of the Jewish population. The German executioners dragged thousands of innocent citizens into the river Kuban, the babies clung to their mothers, who threw themselves into the stream.According to different depositions about 3.000 Jews were murdered." [Act, drawn up by the Soviet extraordinary commission in 1943, RG-22.002M/7021-16.]

Historical note

The Jews living in Ladozhskaya during the Second World War were refugees from the Western part of the Soviet union. There is no more information available about their fate.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

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