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Polish Cemetery

In early May 1942 the Jews of Belopolye were collected in a house in the village and locked up there. A unit consisting of 4 German rural policemen and 8 Ukrainian auxiliary policemen, who had arrived in Belopolye, took the Jews from the house where they had been locked up to the Polish cemetery and shot them there. The figures cited for number of victims of this massacre differ greatly. The report of the Soviet Extraordinary Commission that investigated the atrocities committed in Belopolye and the surrounding area soon after its liberation by the Red Army reported 70 victims, while one of the perpetrators of the murder of Belopolye Jews, in his testimony before his Soviet investigators, claimed a much smaller number of Jews killed - between 12 and 15.