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Arkady Shulman
ONLY MEMORY IS LEFT

M. Ryvkin, A. Shulman
ALL LEVELS OF HELL

K. Karpekin.
YANOVICHI JEWS

Arkady Shulman
SIXTY EIGHT YEARS LATER

Arkady Shulman
VERA KLUCHNIKOVA’S STORY

Raisa Kastelianskaya
MY RELATIVES FROM YANOVICHI

Zoya Lomonosenik’s memories

Galina Zundelevich’s memories

Kadish. Photo taken in 2009.
Kadish. Photo taken in 2009.

SIXTY EIGHT YEARS LATER

It has been sixty eight years since that day of September 10th 1941, when fascists shot the Jews living in Yanovichi. The witnesses remember the morning of that day – it was sunny and a little chilly.

…September 10th 2009 was also really warm. We were on our way to Yanovichi. We had not planned that trip – it happened rather unexpectedly. Several days before that, a Russian man, Vladimir Ivanov, came to Vitebsk synagogue and reminded us about the day of the ghetto liquidation in Yanovichi. Eduard Gitskovich, a businessman, gave us a van for the trip and thus, on September 10th, we headed for Yanovichi.

In Yanovichi there are several places, where Nazis organized executions of the Jewish population. One of the mass graves is located in the village of Zaitsevo. No one can tell the exact number of the people buried there. The approximate number is about 1600. Another place of mass executions is located not far from the local farm. The number on the memorial here is 230. This is the number of the people that were murdered here.

…We cut the old trees standing next to the grave – the ones that could fall and destroy the memorial. Then we mowed and cleaned the grass. Then we said a prayer in memory of the people lying here.

Arkady Shulman

Еврейское местечко под Минском


Jewish settlements in Vitebsk region

Vitebsk Albrehtovo Babinovichi Baran Bayevo Begoml Beshenkovichi Bocheikovo Bogushevsk Borkovichi Braslav Bychiha Chashniki Disna Dobromysli Dokshitsy Druya Dubrovno Glubokoye Gorodok Kamen Kohanovo Kolyshki Kopys Krasnopolie Kublichi Lepel Liady Liozno Lukoml Luzhki Lyntupy Miory Obol Oboltsy Orsha Osintorf Ostrovno Parafianovo Plissa Polotsk Prozorki Senno Sharkovshina Shumilino Sirotino Slaveni Smolyany Surazh Tolochin Ulla Verhnedvinsk Vidzy Volyntsy Yanovichi Yezerishe Zhary Ziabki

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