Povorsk | Volyn

/ Mykolai K., on the way to the execution site © Ellénore Gobry – Yahad-In Unum Landscape in Povorsk © Ellénore Gobry – Yahad-In Unum Mykolai K., born in 1927, remembered, with emotion, the shooting of the Jews© Ellénore Gobry – Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Povorsk

1 Execution site(s)

Memorials :
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Mykola K. explains: "I could see the Jews through the barbed wire surrounding the ghetto, but the policemen did not allow us to speak with them." (Witness N°1454, interviewed in Povorsk, on April 28, 2012).

Historical note

Povorsk is located about 25 kilometers to the east of Kowel. In 1921, the Jewish population was only 37, but by the 1930s, it had increased to more than 200.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

German units occupied the town on June 26, 1941. An open ghetto was established in August or September 1942. All the Jews of the village were murdered in September 1942, there were around 200 people.


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