Perepelychya | Vinnytsia

/ Saveli K. showing the location of the pit on the former German military airfield  © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Ambiance     © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Saveli K. remembered that the German officer giving orders during the shooting had glasses    © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum Maria R. remembered the trucks taking the Jews to the pit    © Ellénore Gobry -Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Perepelychya

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Airfield
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Saveli G. : "This pit was 15m long and 3m wide. The Jews positioned themselves around the pit. I recognized some Jews who worked with me. There were mothers who threw their children in the pit. The Jews arrived at the edge of the pit in groups while the others waited in the trucks. The Germans formed a corridor with dogs. The Jews were clothed when shot." (Witness N°1034, interviewed in August, 2010)

Historical note

Perepelychya , close to Chukiv, is a small village on the main road between Vinnytsia and Uman.   The city was under German occupation between 1941 and 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

Jews imprisoned in a camp in Chukiv were put to work, constructing a German military airfield close to Perepelychya. They were shot in a pit on the grounds of the airfield.

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