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Jewish Cemetery

In the early August 1941 approximately 700 Jewish men, including Rabbi Alter Yosef Landa, the Hasidic rebbe of Ołyka, and several young women were rounded up in the town by the Germans and collected at the Radziwill Fortress outside of Ołyka. The women were released while the men, under the pretext of being taken to perform forced labor, were taken from the fortress to the Jewish cemetery. Upon their arrival at the site, they were made to dig a grave for themselves, lined up in rows, and shot to death with sub-machine guns, apparently by the Security Police and an SD murder squad, with the assistance of Ukrainian auxiliary police. Max Tauber, the administrator of the Ołyka Region, was in charge of this murder operation.