Peski | Grodno

Ielena S. remembers that local people were requisitioned with their carts to transport the Jews to the transit camp.    © Rousslan Dion - Yahad-In Unum Anna T. recalled that the Germans organised a sale of Jewish belongings.    © Rousslan Dion - Yahad-In Unum Nadejda V. recounted that the synagogues were located in the ghetto territory.      © Rousslan Dion - Yahad-In Unum Nadejda V. on the site where the Jews were burned alive.    © Rousslan Dion - Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Peski

1 Execution site(s)

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Witness interview

Ielena S.: "Germans locked up the elderly Jewish people who weren’t able to walk in the column in a wooden house. They burnt down this house, which was located in the ghetto. We heard the screams." (Witness N°368 interviewed in November 2010)

Soviet archives

"In Peski, the Germans gathered the old people and the children in a building. Then, 35 sick people were brought to the building and the Germans doused the building with gasoline and set it on fire. The powerless civilians suffocated in the smoke, grimaced in pain and burned alive." [Act of the Soviet Extraordinary State Commission, RG-22.002M/7021-86/43]

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