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Bogdanovka

Ravine where Jewish deportees to Bogdanovka were murdered Ravine where Jewish deportees to Bogdanovka were murdered The National Archives for Photos and Films, Kiev, copy Yad Vashem Archive, Photo Collection 4147/18

In November 1941 between 20,000 and 25,000 Jews from Odessa, as well as Jews from other places, including from Bessarabia and North Bukovina, were deported to the village of Bogdanovka, about 200 kilometers northeast of Odessa, and put into barns and pigsties of a state farm. The total number of Bogdanovka camp inmates was between 48,000 and 54,000. In the last third of December 1941 the Romanian prefect of the area, Modest Isopescu, ordered the structures where ill detainees were held to be set on fire. Between 3,000 and 5,000 people, many of them deportees from Odessa, were burned alive. The rest of the Jews deported to Bogdanovka were shot in a nearby ravine in a massacre that lasted, with Christmas and New Year breaks, from December 21, 1941 to January 9, 1942. Jews were taken in groups of about 20 to the ravine, stood at the edge, and then shot. The children were thrown into the ravine alive. The perpetrators were members of the Ukrainian auxiliary police and the ethnic German militia (Selbstschutz).
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