Kapustino | Smolensk

/ Witness at the execution site © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Rural landscape of Kapustino © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum Yahad team with the witness at the execution site of about 1200 Jews in Kapustino. © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum The object found by Yahad team at the execution site in Kapustino. © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews from Rudnya in Kapustino

1 Sitio(s) de ejecución

Tipo de lugar antes:
Meadow
Memoriales:
No
Período de ocupación:
1941-1943
Número de víctimas:
1200

Entrevista del testigo

Vera K.: "Bodies were packed in various positions. The pit is in a large meadow, near a birch grove where there is now a Christian Cemetery. I also saw non-Jewish children being killed here." (Witness N°7, interviewed in Rudnya, on September 29, 2009).

Nota histórica

No information available 

Holocausto por balas en cifras

On October 21, 1941, around 1,200 Jews  from the ghetto of Rudnya, especially the elderly and children, were shot in an anti-tank trench near Kapustino. On February 24, 1942, the Germans gathered in columns the last 300 Jews in order to send them to the ghetto of Rudnya. They were brought in the same trench and were shot.

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