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Commemoration of Jewish Victims

Monument to the murdered Jews of Timkovichi, 1945 Monument to the murdered Jews of Timkovichi, 1945 YVA Photo collection, 4282/4 Memorial service held at the monument to the Holocaust victims of Timkovichi, on July 11 (year unknown) Memorial service held at the monument to the Holocaust victims of Timkovichi, on July 11 (year unknown) YVA Photo collection, 4282/1

A monument to the Holocaust victims of Timkovich was erected at the initiative of a local Jewish kolkhoz member in 1945 at the Jewish mass grave southeast of the village, at the site where the Jews of Timkovich were murdered in the spring of 1942. The machine-tractor station in Timkovichi provided materials and specialists to construct the monument. The inscription in Hebrew and Russian says: “Everlasting memory to the 900 people who died at the bloody hands of the fascists between [sic for "on"] March 25 and April 25, 1942." The inscription is probably a later addition since some sources refer to a memorial that was dedicated to 900 Soviet civilians, not specifically Jews, who were killed by the Germans. After the monument was erected, the mass murder site of the Jews became a Jewish cemetery, which now contains graves dating from 1949 to the present.
Memorial ceremonies attended by Jews from neighboring communities have taken place regularly at this location. There are now few Jews left in Timkovichi.