Świerszczów | Lublin

/ Location of a mass grave © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Regina S., born in 1927 © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Witness shows to Yahad-In Unum the killing site © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Yahad’s research team during the interview © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Rural ambiance © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum

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Execution of Jews in Świerszczów

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Drain pit
Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1939-1944

Witness interview

Regina D. recalls: "It was about noon. They [Jews] were gathered in the village. Maybe they were taken somewhere else, because there were a truck about ten or twenty meters away. They knew where they were going because they were crying. I went to school with them, with Jewish girls, and we studied together. We went there all together and we got along well. There were Germans in green uniforms with silver badges who gathered them." (Eyewitness N°263, interviewed in Świerszczów, on October 21, 2013)

Polish Archives

"In the summer of 1942, 14 Jews were murdered by Germans. Their bodies were buried in a mass grave near the mill." [Deposition of ZHP-Polish Scoots Association, team of Jaroslaw D.; GK 195/VIII/6, p.25]

Historical note

Świerszczów is a village in eastern Poland, close to the border with Ukraine, about 105 km (65 miles) south-east of the regional capital Lublin.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

No information available

Nearby villages

  • Andrzejów
  • Łęczna

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