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1 Execution site(s)
Grygoriy B. told us: "During this time the policemen requisitioned local women to cut down the trees in order to make the stakes. Later, using those stakes one surrounded the empty cowsheds. The villagers were working outside all night. They were surrounding the cowsheds with barbed wire first, and then, the whole territory of the village. They were building the ghetto. So, the Jews could circulate throughout the territory of the village, but they could not go out. (Eyewitness N° 1571, interviewed in Sofiivka, on August 13, 2012)
"The execution took place in the east of the village Sofievka, about one hundred meters from Trofim Virgich’s house, in a hollow. The victims’ bodies (some were just injured), were first covered with hemp and a flammable liquid and burned." [Act drawn up by Soviet extraordinary commission in 1944; RG-22.002M/7021-69/75]
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During the action which took place on March 22, 1942 about 300 Jews were shot by ethnic German militia from Tartakai. According to some sources the Jews shot in Sofiivka were from Odesa.
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