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RED MEANS BEAUTIFUL

The village of Krasnopolie is not mentioned in any ancient manuscripts or historical chronicles. There is an opinion that the name of Krasnopolie originates from the color “krasny”, which means red, or beautiful in Russian. The nature here is truly magnificent. The village is surrounded with meadows and fields. It is located on the River Drissa, which flows into the Western Dvina.

When the village appeared, most of its residents were involved in agriculture. Three times a year trade fairs were organized in Krasnopolie. The fairs were visited by numerous residents of neighboring villages and settlements, including Jewish craftsmen.

Practically no Jewish residents of Krasnopolie managed to evacuate themselves in 1941 – they were all killed by fascists and Nazi policemen.

The following people from Krasnopolie were killed on October 2nd 1941 in Pskov region:

Gennady Goldin, born in 1930

Zinaida Goldina, born in 1926

Lubov Goldina, born in 1901

Ludmila Goldina, born in 1924

Gennady Miheikin, born in 1939

Ludmila Miheikina, born in 1934

Yanina Iosifovna Miheikina, doctor of Krasnopolie hospital, born in 1911

Zhanna Frumkina, born in 1939

Fania Frumkina, born in 1920

Hasia Shulkina, born in 1878


In the autumn of 1941 more than 30 Jewish residents of Krasnopolie were shot by Nazis three kilometers away from the village on the bank of the Drissa.


We request everyone, who has any information concerning those tragic events, to contact us.

Arkady SHULMAN

Еврейское местечко под Минском


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