Novaya Mysh | Brest

/ The former building of synagogue © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Sofia K. remembered how the Jewish baker was arrested by the local police.    © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Bronislava T. remembered  the announcement on the radio the day of the shooting, inviting the inhabitants not to leave their houses    © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Vatslava T. remembered that Jews had to wear yellow stars on their clothes    © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Nadezhda I. remembered the good relations with her Jewish schoolmates before the war    © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Yahad team conducting an interview    © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum Jewish mass shooting site © Nicolas Tkatchouk - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Novaya Mysh

2 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Forest
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Number of victims :
600

Witness interview

Nadezhda I. evokes: "I remember that the Germans fired in two graves. Apparently, they dug one grave but there were big trees which couldn’t be uprooted. That’s why I say 2 graves but in fact, there was only one." (Witness N°269, interviewed in March 2010)

Historical note

Novaya Mysh is a small city located about 10 kilometers west of the city of Baranovichi. In 1921, the Jewish population was 632, comprising 35% of the total population.There were probably about 800 Jews living in town just before the German invasion lasting from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

An open ghetto was set up in 1941. It was liquidated in July 1942. After having been gathered in the fire station, the Jews were killed in a large pit that had been prepared by local inhabitants just outside the town. There were around 600 victims. The map also indicates the mass grave of a woman and her son, killed separately.

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