Rivne (Rovne, Rowno) | Rivne

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Execution of Jews in Rivne

2 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad :
Kind of place before :
Military field
Memorials :
Period of occupation:
Witnesses interviewed :

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 3 (N°1414, 1415, 1416). Antonina Yakovlivna R. (N°1415): "In an area of the military city, on Belaya street, long pits had been dug. A wooden board had been placed across it lengthwise. The Jews moved quickly across the board and were fired upon."

Soviet archives

RG-22.002M/7021-71/67: "On Belaya street, pits were 5m deep. The top layer of earth was soaked with chloride of lime. Every pit contained between 500 and 2000 bodies. The lifeless bodies lay face down, naked, and in different positions. In most of the pits, men were the majority."

German archives

B162-2886: "After lunch, we came back to the park where the Jews had been gathered. We saw that the Jews had disappeared and that there was only their luggage left, which Ukrainians were busily loading into vehicles. In the evening, the ghetto was dead. We were told a few days later that the Jews had been executed in the direction of Kiev by a special unit."


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