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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
June
June 10, 1942 - Jews gathered on the west bank of the Dniestr River before their deportation to Transnistria on the east bank of the river

June 10, 1942

Jews gathered on the west bank of the Dniestr River before their deportation to Transnistria on the east bank of the river

Transnistria is a region in the western Ukraine, across the Dniestr River from Romania, which Hitler handed to Romania as a reward for its participation in the war against the Soviet Union. After it was occupied, Transnistria became a concentration ground for the Jews of Bessarabia, Bukovina, and northern Moldavia, whom the Romanian authorities deported on the direct order of Ion Antonescu. The deportations began on September 15, 1941, and continued on-and-off until the autumn of 1942. More...

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