Zhytomyr (Zhitomir) | Zhytomyr

Execution of Jews in Zhytomyr

1 Execution site(s)

Memorials :
Period of occupation:
Witnesses interviewed :

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 1. (N°91). Grigory Mikhaylovich Sh. (N°91): "Here are the six pits where, according to the archives, 9,323 people are buried, but in my opinion, if you look at the dimensions, there are more than this."

Soviet archives

RG-22.002M/7021-54/1341. "The people able to work – around 1,000 people – were brought to a prison, from where they were taken to perform forced labor. 500 people were sent to the concentration camp of Vinnytsia; the other 500 to the concentration camp of Zhytomyr."

German archives

B162-5647. "So each of us shot in turn. It also happened that members of the ‘Wehrmacht’ took our rifles from our hands and started shooting in our place. Several commandos had also been formed by the SD. Once all the Jews had been killed, we returned to our quarters."


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