Mechetinskaya | Rostov

/ Anna P., born in 1925, saw the execution of the Jews in a ravine. The Jews were forced to run to the cemetery and Germans shot them in the back © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum During the interview © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Witness and Yahad members in the field © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Alekasandr V., born in 1931, heard some screams in his hamlet and saw enclosed trucks. These trucks went to Rostov.  When Jews tried to escape, the Germans ran after them or sent their dogs © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum Location of the execution site of the Jewish victims © Aleksey Kasyanov –Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Mechetinskaya

3 Execution site(s)

Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Ivan Gregoryevich F. evokes: "I saw fifteen-twenty Jews, they had their bags, were discussing together. They were taken to the brickyard. There, they were shot. There were men, women, children… I saw this through my window." (Witness N°187, interviewed in Mechetinskaya, on September 25, 2011).

Historical note

Metchetinskaya is a Cossack village in the district  of Zernograd. In 1941, there were 12 Jews in the village. 

Holocaust by bullets in figures

In 1941, many refugees arrived in the village which was occupied by the Germans on July 29, 1941. In October 1942, nearly 170 Jewish refugees were shot by the gendarmerie and local police. 

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