Ostyor | Smolensk

/ Antonina I. describes the arrival of the German units. 15 Germans lived in the house of her parents during the war © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad In Unum Maria T., born in 1923, saw the graves with the Jewish victims. She remembered the graves were filled when she arrived and that the earth was still moving © Nicolas Tkatchouk –Yahad-In Unum The husband of Antonina I. and Yahad members at the location of grave N°7 © Nicolas Tkatchouk – Yahad-In Unum

Execution of Jews in Ostyor

1 Execution site(s)

Period of occupation:

Witness interview

Vladimir S. (N°69): "In the camp, Jews received shovels and had to dig a pit. They were all shot on the same day. There were about a hundred of them. I heard the machine gun fire. Jews were buried by requisitioned villagers the following day." (Witness N°69, interviewed in Ostyor, on December 5, 2009).

Historical note

Ostyor is located 10 kilometers south of Roslavl.

Holocaust by bullets in figures

The village was occupied by the Wehrmacht in summer 1941. In August 1941, 300 Jews from Bielorussia arrived in Ostyor in order to extract peat. They were all shot in September 1941.

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