Chkalove (Dnipropetrovsk) | Dnipropetrovsk

/ The shooting place of Chkalove’s Jews  © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Maria G. remembered that Jews where carried with trolleys to the place of shooting    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Dina V. remembered that somebody banged  iron bars to cover the noise of the shootings    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Ganna C. remembered that after the war, we could see bones coming out of the pit    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Polina S. remembered that a little Jewish girl who hid, was denounced and killed    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum The team during an interview    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum The team leader showing different German unit uniforms to a witness in order to identify the executioners     © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum Maria P. knew several victims very well    © Nicolas Tkatchouk-Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Chkalove

2 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad:
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Nina I. : "The pit was very deep. Once they fell in, it was impossible for them to get out." (Witness N°967 interviewed in July, 2010)

Historical note

Village situated close to city of Nikopol. Very few Jews were living in this village before the war.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

In 1941, Jews, Gypsies and activists from different locations were killed near an orphanage which also served as a detention facility. The pit was 200m from the orphanage. There were about 1,000 victims over several months. A girl who escaped from the pit, was later killed in a kitchen garden.

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