Zhytomyr (Zhitomir) | Zhytomyr

© Mona Oren - Yahad-In Unum Portrait of young men and women working at tasks (handsewing, at machines, cutting) in a tailor workshop maintained by the Relief Society. © From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research © Mona Oren - Yahad-In Unum Outdoor portrait of students and a teacher of the first ORT [Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training] Professional (trade) school in the city: young women in a tree-filled yard. 1903 © From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research © Mona Oren - Yahad-In Unum At work in a furniture factory maintained by the Relief Society, 1920s-1930s © From the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research /

Execution of Jews in Zhytomyr

1 Execution site(s)

Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
1

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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