1 Execution site(s)
Ivan N. evokes: "There were graves near the Jewish camp, perhaps 110 graves, maybe more, surrounded with barbed wire. They used bulldozers to dig them. I saw four graves, 40 meters long and I saw bones too." Lyudmila Y. (N°138): "I think that the bodies of the murdered Jews were buried at Novatorskaya Street, right on the corner, close to the Jewish cemetery." (Witness N°136, interviewed in Vyazma, on May 25, 2011).
Vyazma is the administrative center of the district of Vyazma in the region of Smolensk. In 1939, the Jewish population gathered 641 inhabitants.
The town was occupied by the Germans from October 7, 1941 to March 13, 1943. In October 1941, 11 Jews were shot in the town and two were hanged. In December 1941, 117 Jews were killed by the Einsatzgruppe B.
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