Novaya Mysh | Brest

/ The former building of synagogue. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Sofia K. remembered how the Jewish baker was arrested by the local police. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Bronislava T. remembered  the announcement on the radio the day of the shooting, telling local inhabitants not to leave their houses. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Vatslava T. remembered that the Jews had to wear yellow stars on their clothes. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum Nadezhda I. remembered having good relations with her Jewish classmates before the war. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum The Yahad team conducting an interview. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum The mass shooting site. ©Nicolas Tkatchouk/Yahad - In Unum

Execution of Jews in Novaya Mysh

2 Execution site(s)

Kind of place before :
Forest
Memorials :
Yes
Period of occupation:
1941-1944
Number of victims :
600

Witness interview

Nadezhda I.: "I remember the Germans firing into two graves. Apparently, they dug one grave but there were big trees which couldn’t be uprooted. That’s why I say 2 graves but in fact, there was probably only one." (Witness N°269, interviewed in March 2010)

Historical note

Novaya Mysh is a small village located about 10km west of the city of Baranovichi. In 1921, the Jewish population was 632, comprising 35% of the total population. There were probably about 800 Jews living in town just before the German invasion. The occupation lasted from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

An open ghetto was set up in 1941. It was liquidated in July 1942. After having been gathered at the fire station, the Jews were killed in a large pit that had been prepared by local inhabitants just outside the town. There were around 600 victims. The map also indicates the mass grave of a woman and her son, killed separately.

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