Dobromysli | Vitebsk

/ A street in Dobromysli © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Local ambiance of the house © Aleksey Kasyanov -Yahad-In Unum The former Jewish cemetery © Aleksey Kasyanov - Yahad-In Unum Ivan G., born in 1932, remembered that interrogation of local population took place in October 1943 © Aleksey Kasyanov -Yahad-In Unum Vera A., Belarusian, born in 1921. She saw the round up of the Jews in Dobromysli © Aleksey Kasyanov -Yahad-In Unum The Yahad team looking for witnesses in Dobromysli © Aleksey Kasyanov -Yahad-In Unum The killing site of the Jews from Dobromysli © Aleksey Kasyanov -Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Dobromysli

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Near the cemetery
Memorials :
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Vera A., a Belarusian, born in 1921, remembered: “About one year after the German’s arrival, in the autumn 1942, the Jews were gathered in the house of Haim, a tailor. There were only the elderly as the youth had fled before. The house was not guarded. " (Witness N°570, interviewed in Dobromysli, met on October 26, 2011)

Soviet archives

“I saw how 15 Jews were driven to the sovkhoze Adamenka. There was a large ravine where they were shot.” [Deposition of Ivan O. drawn up by Soviet Extraordinary commission; RG-22.002.7021-84/8]

Historical note

Dobromysli was a small village near Lyozno, which consisted of two streets: one where the Jews lived and one where the Belarusians lived. 

Holocaust by bullets in figures

Around 110 Jews from Dobromysli were gathered into a house and shot near the cemetery. 

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