1 Execution site(s)
Gennadiy J.: "Inside the ghetto there were Jews from Indura. They were sent to a concentration camp on the way to Grodno. It took one or two days to drive the Jews to the camp. Villagers were requisitioned with their carts. My father was requisitioned too. It was organized by the Germans and policemen." (Witness N°409 interviewed in December, 2010)
Indura is a village situated 25 kilometers south of Grodno. In 1921, its Jewish population numbered circa. 1700. In 1939, a number of refugees from western Poland came to the village. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.
A ghetto was quickly established in the area around the synagogue. On November 2, 1942, the Germans liquidated the Indura ghetto and sent the Jews to the Kolbassino transit camp near Grodno. From Kolbassino, the Jews were then transferred to the Treblinka extermination camp.
Jews from Krynki (today situated in Poland) were also gathered for a short time in the Indura ghetto. Thanks to the local witnesses interviewed by the Yahad - In Unum team, we learned that some shootings also took place in Indura. A few Jews who had been in hiding had to dig pits and were killed in the Jewish cemetery the area surrounding it. Stanislav M. also remembers that an old man was killed right in front of him in the street.
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