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Execution of Jews in Luninets

3 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
2009
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
4

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 4. (N°190, 191, 192, 193). Arkadi G. (N°190): "The Jewish women and children were taken on foot on summer to the execution site; they were guarded by Germans and Policemen on foot on both sides of the column. They made for the railway, there where a bridge is. There was an embankment: the Jews went down and had the order to undress while they were walking. They threw their effects on the ground. Later, the Germans offered these clothes to the villagers."

Soviet archives

"At the beginning of August 1942, at the request of the SD, the municipal gouvernment of Louninets announced the gathering of the Jewish men in order to ckeck their papers and to declare their special skills. Besides their papers, they had to bring shovels, axes, saws. After the gathering, these men were convoyed by the German police to the edge of the town, in the locality “ Motchoula” , already surrounded by the Germans. These men were forced to dig 5 graves. 10 persons had to lay on the ground, the face against the ground, in front of each grave. The Germans shot them with a bullet in the neck

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