Medvedichi | Brest

/ Stanislav R. remembers he had to dig the pit under the supervision of a German © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Stanislav R. going to mass shooting place of the Jews © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Bronislava T. remembers the little wooden Jewish synagogue that is destroyed today © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Bronislava T. in front of her house © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum The execution site of Medevedichi Jews © Nicolas Tkatchouk- Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Medvedichi

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
At the edge of a forest
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Stanislav R. evokes: "I was in the field the day of the mass shooting and I was arrested by the Germans. I tried to run away but I was caught for the shootings. So I was taken to dig the pit. At that time, the Jews had already been shot. Other conscripted villagers and I put the bodies in it." (Witness N°318, interviewed in May, 2011)

Historical note

Medvedichi is a small village south of Baranovichi city. Before the war, there were around 60 Jews living there. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The Jews were killed in two phases in August, 1942. First, the men at the edge of a forest. Then their corpses were buried in a pit dug by local people. The other Jews were killed at an unknown place.

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