Belaya Glina | Krasnodar

/ © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum During the interview by the witness © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Rural landscape of Belaya Glina © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Raïssa T., spoke about the shooting of the Jews. The Jews were killed in a ravine but they weren’t all dead because the ravine was still breathing after the shooting© Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Claudia O. saw the filling of the grave. There was not a lot of earth above the grave and she could see a body. © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Belaya Glina

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before:
Strip of forest
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Raisa T.evokes: "After the shooting, the Germans gave the clothes to the policemen who exchanged them to the local people for food. Local women came next to the Gestapo building in order to exchange eggs, milk and butter for clothes. They didn’t enter the building because they bartered in a little room next to the Gestapo building." (Witness N°325, interviewed in Belaya Glina, on June 12, 2012).

Soviet archives

"During the occupation I was living in a little house about 3km from the village near ravine number 2. Some days after the invasion of Belaya Glina, at the beginning of August, I saw an enclosed black truck pass by several times. It was always driven in the direction of ravine number 2. After some minutes, I heard bursts of machine-gun fire." (RG-22.002M/7021-16/464-465)

Historical note

Belaya Glina is a Cossack village located in the region of Krasnodar. In 1941, there were four Jews in the village.  

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The village was occupied by German units from summer 1942 to January 1943. At the beginning of August 1942, 3,000 Jews were shot. There were many Jewish refugees in the village. It was the first mass shooting perpetrated in the region of Krasnodar.

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