Polesye Region

PLACE COORDINATES MURDER SITE EVENT
Pukhovichi, Zhitkovichi County, Polesye District, Belorussia (USSR)
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Jewish Cemetery
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)


KHOYNIKI, KHOYNIKI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 51.889339
29.9646936

KHOYNIKI, building
PETRIKOV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.126911
28.4912175

PETRIKOV, city
On September 22, 1941 a large number of German troops arrived in Petrikov. The non-Jewish residents were instructed by the Germans to mark their homes. Then about 300 Jews were arrested, taken to the Pripyat River and shot to death there. The next day the Germans continued their killing: many Jews (max. 600) were shot to death in the streets and on the territory of the Chervony ogorodnik kolkhoz.
ANTONOVKA, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.9333333
29.1333333
ANTONOVKA AREA, forest In November 1941 German gendarmeres came from Kalinkovichi and ordered Antonovka's Jews to take their possessions with them on the pretext that they were being moved to Kalinkovichi. About 1.5 kilometers from their village the carts with two Jewish families (11 persons) turned into the forest, where the Jews were shot to death by the Germans. The killers took the victims' possessions for themselves.
BABUNICHI, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.2833333
28.4666667
BABUNICHI AREA, forest On November 7, 1942 about 20 Babunichi Jews were arrested, taken into the forest about 2 kilometers from the village. and shot to death by Germans.
PETRIKOV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.126911
28.4912175
BELKA AREA
At the end of February 1942 a murder squad consisting of Germans, Hungarians, and Finns arrived in Petrikov to make the region "judenfrei." About 150 (max. 200) Jews were rounded up, taken to the village of Belka, 2 kilometers from Petrikov, and shot to death there. Several dozen Jews remained in the Petrikov ghetto.
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
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Bobry
BRAGIN, BRAGIN COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.79092
30.2661321
BRAGIN AREA
BRINEV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1833333
28.2000
BRINEV, granary In February 1943 4 members of an ethnically mixed family with one Jewish parent were shot to death by local policemen at the Brinev granary. Local residents buried the bodies in the village cemetery.
BUKCHA, TUROV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 51.766667
27.666667
BUKCHA AREA In August 1941 7 Bukcha Jews were shot to death by local police near the village.
CHERNOVSHCHINA ,KALINKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.9000
29.5666667
CHERNOVSHCHINA AREA, bridge In December 1941 21 (max. 22) Chernovshchina Jews were rounded up at night by Belarussian policemen and taken from the village toward Yurovichi. The Jews were shot to death and buried about 100 meters from Chernovshchina.
DOVLYADY, NAROVLYA COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.516667
29.866667
DOVLYADY AREA, forest In December 1941 4 Dovlyady Jews were arrested by Germans and shot to death in the forest near the village.
DYAKOVICHI, ZHITKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.4500
28.0166667
DYAKOVICHI, village In February 1943 hundreds of local residents, including Jews, were burned alive in Dyakovichi village by Germans.
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
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Ghetto
GLUSHKOVICHI, LELCHITSY COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.565968
27.783866
GLUSHKOVICHI AREA In September 1941 9 Glushkovichi Jews were arrested and shot to death by Germans near the village.
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
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Gofshtein House
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
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Jewish Cemetery
KALINKOVICHI, KALINKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1334871
29.3251592
KALINKOVICHI AREA, railway
KAPORENKA, KOMARIN COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.5000
30.4333333
KAPORENKA, cemetery According to witnesses, in 1941 three Jewish families (7 persons) from Kaporenka were shot to death by Germans near the village cemetery.
KHOYNIKI, KHOYNIKI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 51.889339
29.9646936
KHOYNIKI AREA
KHOYNIKI, KHOYNIKI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.889339
29.9646936
KHOYNIKI AREA, PALMIRA, hill














KHOYNIKI, KHOYNIKI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 51.889339
29.9646936
KHOYNIKI, park
GLUSK, GLUSSK COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 52.53
28.41
KHVASTOVICHI AREA, hill Between 1941 and 1943 (the shooting took place during one day but the date is unknown) 200 Glusk Jews were shot to death by Germans near Khvastovichi village. In the fall of 1943 Germans dug up the bodies of the victims and burned them to cover up the traces of this crime.
KOPATKEVICHI, KOPATKEVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.272659
28.803600
KOPATKEVICHI AREA
In the winter of 1941 all of Kopatkevichi's Jews who did not manage to escape (the number is unknown, apparently between 100 and 500) were shot to death by Germans.
KOPATKEVICHI, KOPATKEVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.272659
28.803600
KOPATKEVICHI, Jewish cemetery In March 1942 12 Kopatkevichi Jews were arrested by Germans, taken to a Jewish cemetery, and buried alive there.
KOPTSEVICHI, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.23333
28.320141
KOPTSEVICHI AREA, Zheleznitsy, farmstead In early August 1941, immediately after the beginning of the occupation, the Germans forced Koptsevichi's Jews to register and, then, used them for hard physical labor. At the end of September 25 Jews were arrested, taken to the Zheleznitsy farmstead, and shot to death there by Germans. Apparently the next day other Jews were also killed: most were shot but some were buried alive.
KOZHANOVICHI, ZHITKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.2166667
27.8833333
KOZHANOVICHI, village In January 1942 10 Kozhanovichi Jews were taken to the edge of the village and forced to dig a pit. After the pit was ready, the Jews were shot to death by Germans and their property was taken to the gendarmerie.
LELCHITSY, LELCHITSY COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.7859839
28.3296517
LELCHITSY AREA, Zagorye, farmstead
NAROVLYA ,NAROVLYA COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.7932071
29.5041821
LIKHOVNYA AREA, PRIPYAT, river bank
LYUDENEVICHI, ZHITKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.2166667
27.7000
MARJANOWKA AREA Between September and December 1941 about 105 Lyudenevichi Jews were shot to death in the forest near the village.
REDKA, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.0700
29.1374
MOZYR, city In November 1941 about 10 Redka Jews were arrested by Germans and taken to Mozyr. On the way they managed to escape and hide but were eventually caught, tortured, and shot to death in Mozyr.
NAROVLYA ,NAROVLYA COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.7932071
29.5041821
NAROVLYA, Jewish cemetery
PEREROV, TUROV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.055901
28.01837
PEREROV AREA, Paseki, farmstead In October 1941 15 Pererov Jews were shot to death by Germans. with the assistance of local policemen, at the Paseki farmstead near the village. Local residents were forced to bury the bodies.
PETRIKOV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.126911
28.4912175
PETRIKOV AREA, Chervony Ogorodnik, collective farm

On September 22, 1941 a large number of German troops arrived in Petrikov. The Germans ordered the non-Jewish residents to mark their homes. Then, about 300 Jews were arrested, taken to the Pripyat River, and shot to death there. The following day the Germans continued their killing: many Jews (max. 600) were shot to death on the streets and on the territory of the Chervony Ogorodnik kolkhoz.
PETRIKOV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.126911
28.4912175
PETRIKOV, PRIPYAT, river

On September 22, 1941 a large number of German troops arrived in Petrikov. The non-Jewish residents were instructed by the Germans to mark their homes. Then about 300 Jews were arrested, taken to the Pripyat River ,and shot to death there. The following day the Germans continued their killing: many Jews (max. 600) were shot to death in the streets of the town and on the territory of the Chervony ogorodnik kolkhoz.
PETRIKOV, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.126911
28.4912175
PETRIKOV, slaughter-house At the end of April 1942 the 50 (max. 60) Petrikov Jews who remained alive in the ghetto were taken to an abandoned slaughter-house and shot to death by Germans with the assistance of Belarusians.
Pukhovichi, Zhitkovichi County, Polesye District, Belorussia (USSR)
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Popova Gorka
MOZYR, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
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Pripyat River
PTICH, KOPATKEVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1833333
28.8166667
PTICH AREA, Ptich, river In December 1941 8 Jews from Ptich were collected by Germans, tortured, and eventually drowned in the Ptich River near the railway bridge.
PTICH, KOPATKEVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1833333
28.8166667
PTICH, village In December 1941, several days after the drowning of several Ptich Jews, another 25 local Jews were caught by the Germans and shot to death inside the village.
RUBEZH, LELCHITSY COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.7833333
28.1000
RUBEZH AREA In October 1941 13 Rubezh Jews were arrested by Germans and shot to death near the village.
SEKERICHI, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.4666667
28.9333333
SEKERICHI AREA In August 1941 4 Sekerichi Jews were arrested by Germans and shot to death near the village.
SHCHEDRIN, PARICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.8833
29.5500
SHCHEDRIN AREA, Jewish cemetery On March 8, 1942 802 (max. 2,000) Shchedrin Jews were shot to death by Germans, with the assistance of Belarussian policemen, in the Jewish cemetery near the village.
SHUGALEI, LELCHITSY COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.8167
28.0500
SHUGALEI AREA In October 1941 12 Shugalei Jews were arrested by Germans and shot to death near the village.
SIMONICHI, LELCHITSY COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.88261
28.091339
SIMONICHI AREA, Pogreby, farmstead In September 1941 5 Simonichi Jews were arrested by Germans and shot to death at the Pogreby farmstead.
SITNYA, KALINKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1000
29.3000
SITNYA AREA, forest In September 1941, with the assistance of the village head, 18 Sitnya Jews were rounded up by German gendarmes who came from Kalinkovichi village, taken to the edge of the forest near the village, and shot to death. The victims' homes were looted.
SKRYGALOV, MOZYR COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.1000
28.8166667
SKRYGALOV, cemetery On January 6, 1942 about 45 Skrygalov Jews and 6 non-Jews married to Jews were arrested by Germans, taken to the Polish cemetery about 500 meters from the village, and shot to death.
SMETANICHI, PETRIKOV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.2166667
28.5333333
SMETANICHI, cemetery In July 1942 22 Smetanichi Jews were arrested by German and local policemen and held in the school building. The next day they were taken to the cemetery and shot to death.
TUROV, TUROV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR) 52.069839
27.7356
STOROZHOVTSY, barn

STOROZHOVTSY, cemetery
On August 20, 1941 about 160 Turov residents (including Jews) were taken by Germans to Storozhovtsy village. Some were shot to death in the cemetery; others were burned alive in a barn in the village.
TUROV, TUROV COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.069839
27.7356
TUROV AREA

TUROV, town

RYDCHA AREA
On August 18, 1941 640 Turov residents (about 100 families, most of them Jewish) were taken to Rydcha village by Germans. The men were separated from the others and shot to death before the eyes of their families. On the same day the Germans returned to Rydcha, set it on fire, and shot to death about 80 people, both Jews and non- Jews. When some of the residents tried to flee, the Germans shot to death about 460 people, most of them Jews.
PARICHI, PARICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.8011009080938
29.417781829834
VYSOKII POLK AREA, field On October 18, 1942 872 (max. 1,500) Parichi Jews were shot to death by Germans, with the assistance of Belarusian policemen, near Vysokiy Polk village. Early in the morning all the Jews were arrested; later in the day they were taken by truck to pits in the village of Vysokiy Pol, 2-3 kilometers from Parichi, and shot. The shooting lasted until evening.
YUROVICHI, KALINKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.949829
29.55204
YUROVICHI, river bank
ZABOLOTYE, KHOYNIKI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
51.9000
29.9666667
ZABOLOTYE, village In September 1942 about 40 Zabolotye Jews were arrested by Germans, abused with particular cruelty and then shot to death in the village.
ZHITKOVICHI, ZHITKOVICHI COUNTY, POLESYE DISTRICT, BELORUSSIA (USSR)
52.217065
27.8557658
ZHITKOVICHI AREA In August 1941 12 Zhitkovichi Jews were shot to death near the town and their possessions were taken by Germans.

In December 1941 Jewish tailors from Zhitkovichi were ordered to sew uniforms for the Germans. After the work was completed, 70 Jews were shot to death by the Germans near pits that had been prepared in the Zhitkovichi area.