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Żorniszcze Village

Current view of the murder site Current view of the murder site Courtesy of Sergei Shvardovskyi (Ukraine)

Apparently on July 27 or 30, 1942, after being kept in the Radziwiłł Fortress for several days, the remaining Jews were taken by truck in groups of 40-50 to pits at the Kempa tract, near the village of Żorniszcze. According to one testimony when the Jews were loaded onto the trucks some children and teenagers tried to escape by jumping over the fortress wall, but apparently most of them were shot to death shortly afterwards. Upon their arrival at the murder site, the Jews were ordered to strip naked and lie face down inside the pit, then they were shot to death in the back of the head with machine-guns by Security Policemen and an SD murder squad. Then another group of victims was placed on top of them and shot to death. This murder operation lasted the whole day. Ukrainian policemen and members of the Gendarmerie guarded the murder site.
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Mordekhai  Aizenberg was born in Ołyka (until September 1939 Poland) in 1930 and was living there during the war years
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Mordekhai Aizenberg was born in Ołyka (until September 1939 Poland) in 1930 and was living there during the war years