Medvedichi | Brest

/ Stanislav R. remembers having to dig the pit under the supervision of a German. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Stanislav R. leading the team to the mass shooting site. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Bronislava T. remembers the little wooden Jewish synagogue that has since been destroyed. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Bronislava T. in front of her house. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum The execution site of the Medevedichi Jews. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum

Execution of Jews in Medvedichi

1 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
The edge of a forest
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944

Witness interview

Stanislav R.: "I was in the field the day of the mass shooting and was arrested by the Germans. I tried to run away but I was caught in time for the shootings. I was taken to dig the pit. The Jews had already been shot. Other conscripted villagers and I put the bodies in the pit." (Witness N°318, interviewed in May, 2011)

Historical note

Medvedichi is a small village south of Baranovichi. Before the war, there were around 60 Jews living in the village, which was subsequently under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The Jews were killed in two phases over the course of August 1942. The men were killed first on the edge of a forest and their bodies were buried in a pit dug by local people. The remaining Jews were killed at an unknown location.

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