Gorki | Mogilev

Execution of Jews in Gorki

1 Execution site(s)

Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Historical note

Gorki is located 60 kilometers away from Mogilev. Before the war, there was a Yiddish school and a Jewish department in the local agricultural institute. These two institutions closed in 1939. There were 2,031 Jews living in the village in 1939. The German occupation began on July 12, 1941.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The anti-Jewish measures began in September 1941. Because of an accusation of sabotage, the Germans rounded up a dozen Jewish men. These men were brought by truck to the village of Bistroye and shot. On October 6, 1941, members of Einsatzkommando 8 arrived in Gorki and selected 16 men to dig 2 graves at “Belyy Ruchey” near the agricultural institute. 2,500 Jews, including 300 from Gorki, were asked to come with their valuables. They were then split into groups of 100 and led to the graves where they were ordered to get undressed before being shot with machine-guns. According to different sources, children from an orphanage were killed at the same site in 1942.

Other links

Nearby villages

To support the work of Yahad-in Unum please consider making a donation

Do you have additional information regarding a village that you would like to share with Yahad ?

Please contact us at contact@yahadinunum.org
or by calling Yahad – In Unum at +33 (0) 1 53 20 13 17