Indura | Grodno

/ Stanislav M. remembers how he used to go into the ghetto to take food to the Jews. ©David Merlin-Dufey/Yahad - In Unum A witness pointing out the former Jewish cemetery. ©David Merlin-Dufey/Yahad - In Unum The former Jewish cemetery in Indura. ©David Merlin-Dufey/Yahad - In Unum The Yahad team with a witness in front of the former Jewish synagogue. ©David Merlin-Dufey/Yahad - In Unum Local ambiance. ©David Merlin-Dufey/Yahad - In Unum

Execution of Jews in Indura

1 Execution site(s)

Investigated by Yahad:
Kind of place before:
Jewish cemetery
Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Gennadiy J.: "Inside the ghetto there were Jews from Indura. They were sent to a concentration camp on the way to Grodno. It took one or two days to drive the Jews to the camp. Villagers were requisitioned with their carts. My father was requisitioned too. It was organized by the Germans and policemen." (Witness N°409 interviewed in December, 2010)

Historical note

Indura is a village situated 25 kilometers south of Grodno. In 1921, its Jewish population numbered circa. 1700. In 1939, a number of refugees from western Poland came to the village. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

A ghetto was quickly established in the area around the synagogue. On November 2, 1942, the Germans liquidated the Indura ghetto and sent the Jews to the Kolbassino transit camp near Grodno. From Kolbassino, the Jews were then transferred to the Treblinka extermination camp.

Jews from Krynki (today situated in Poland) were also gathered for a short time in the Indura ghetto. Thanks to the local witnesses interviewed by the Yahad - In Unum team, we learned that some shootings also took place in Indura. A few Jews who had been in hiding had to dig pits and were killed in the Jewish cemetery the area surrounding it. Stanislav M. also remembers that an old man was killed right in front of him in the street. 

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