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Commemoration of Jewish Victims

Current view of the monument near the Yarmolintsy railway station Current view of the monument near the Yarmolintsy railway station Yad Vashem Photo Collection 4168/1 Current view of the monument erected in the post-Soviet era
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013 Current view of the monument erected in the post-Soviet era
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group project Monument to the victims of Fascism
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013 Monument to the victims of Fascism
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group project Plaque at the Yarmolintsy mass grave
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013 Plaque at the Yarmolintsy mass grave
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group project Plaque on the former military barrack
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013 Plaque on the former military barrack
Photo by Eugene Shnaider, 2013
Genesis Philanthropy Group project

On October 6, 1947 a stone monument, which was financed by contributions from Jews from Yarmolintsy and the surrounding towns, was dedicated at the murder site. The monument has the shape of a tree with its branches cut off. Its Russian inscription reads: "To the 18,000 victims of Fascism – 1942." The monument was renovated in 1994.
In the post-Soviet era, in an independent Ukraine, two other monuments were erected near the first one at the Yarmoilntsy mass grave. A monument with the statue of a prisoner with outstreached arms stands at one end of the mass grave. On the second monument is written in Russian: "To the victims of Fascism." At the other end of the mass grave there is an inscription in Ukrainian that reads as follows:
"At this place from 1941 till 1943 the German-Nazi occupiers shot to death 30,000 civilians and prisoners of war. Eternal memory to you." At the former military barrack where the Jews from Yarmolintsy and surrounding towns were held before their execution the Jewish community of the Kmelnitsky District placed an inscription in Ukrainian that reads:
"In this building during the German occupation the Fascists set up a prison camp. In 1942 the inmates of Jewish nationality were brutally shot to death. Eternal memory to them."