Stryzhavka | Vinnytsia

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Execution of Jews in Stryzhavka

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Area close to the prison
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Number of victims :
227

Witness interview

Olga D. remembered: “The Jews were shot near today’s prison building. They were brought on foot directly from their houses to the execution site. Local police and Germans with dogs escorted them. I think Germans have lists of Jews so they could recognize them.” (Witness N° 1027, interviewed in Stryzhavka, on August 20, 2010)

Soviet archives

"On September 19, 15,000 Vinnitsa inhabitants were slaughtered in the Pyatnichanskiy forest, among them [following by the list with some last names] as well as women who had just given a birth and taken from the hospital and the elderly people taken from the retirement home in Stryzhavka”. [Act of the Soviet extraordinary commission, RG-22.002M.7021-54/1236]

Historical note

Stryzhavka is a small city just north of Vinnytsia. Before the war, there was a significant Jewish population. The village was under German occupation between 1941 and 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

On January 10, 1942, 227 Jews of the city were killed in January 1942, in a pit dug near the prison. On January 11, twelve Jews were arrested, and for shooting brought to Vinnitsia.

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