Osovnitsa | Brest

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Execution of Jews in Osovnitsa

2 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
2010
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
4

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 4. (N°208, 217, 219, 221). Andrey R. (N°208): "I didn’t follow the column, but when I arrive next to the scene, 30 meters away, I saw a pit which was already filled in, and a second being dug by the villagers. The Jewish men had to line up at the edge of the pit and were shot in the back. They were taken to the execution site fifty by fifty."

Soviet archives

RG22.022M/7021-90/27. "The Germans said to the men they will be bring in the town to work. They were brought in the village of Ossovnitsa. Then, the Hermands brought them by groups in the field, 500 meters at the east from the village. The men had to get undressed and were shot in graves. each grave siezd 25 meters long, 3 meters large and 2 meters deep. The Germans killed in one day 1400 men."

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