1 Execution site(s)
Dmitri D. : "One Jew from the camp was taken away to a field by a German on a horse sleigh. He tried to escape, but he got caught. The German shot him at the end of the main road at the entry to the village." (Witness N°487 interviewed in June, 2011)
"During the occupation period, 493 people have been shot and hanged. Lots of them belonged to the Jewish population." [Act of the Soviet Extraodinary State Commission, RG-22.002M/7021-84/12]
Sirotino is a village located about 45 kilometers northwest of Vitebsk. In 1939, the Jewish population was about 300 people. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1943.
After their arrival, the Germans forced old Jews to burn the Torah scrolls and other religious literature in front of the rest of the Jews, in order to humiliate them. In september 1941, about 30 or 40 Jewish mens were shot in a place between Sirotino and Shumilino. Then an open ghetto was created in 4 or 5 houses close to the Jewish cemetery.
On November 18, 1941, the ghetto was liquidated and the Jews killed in a ravine 2 kilometers outside of the village.
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