Motol | Brest

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Execution of Jews in Motol and Osovnitsa

4 Execution site(s)

Memorials :
No
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Witnesses interviewed :
2

Witness interview

Witnesses interviewed: 1. (N°219, 220). Andrey K. (N°220): "No, the mass graves were not dug, they were not ready. They [the Jews] were shot standing, like they were in groups…and they fell down like this…A group was in one place, a second in another place, a third in another and like this, in a row[…]."

Soviet archives

"The Jewish men were told that they would be taken to another town for forced labor. However, they were taken to the village of Osovnitsa. Then, they were brought in groups to the field, located 500 meters east from the village. The Jews who were waiting their turn were ordered to sing. Once there, the men had to get undressed and were shot in the pits. During the shooting, all of the Jews were forced to kneel. Each pit measured 25 meters long, 3 meters large and 2 meters deep. On this day the Germans killed 1,400 men. " [RG22.022M/7021-90/27. ]

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