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Khazhin

Latitude: 49.85245, Longitude: 28.60351

Murder site between the villages  of Khazhin and Bystrik
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Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2015 
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Murder site between the villages of Khazhin and Bystrik
Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2015
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem

On August 27, 1941 (according to another source, September 4), a special unit of the Higher SS and Police Leader southern front headquarters headed by Friedrich Jeckeln assembled 1,303 (according to another source, 2,000) young, strong Jews, mainly men, on the pretext of sending them to agricultural labor. They were held in the stores of the town’s market (until the required number of men was assembled). On September 4 (according to another source, September 5), the men were brought to the area between the villages of Khazhin and Bystrik, some three to four kilometers south of Berdichev on the road to Vinnitsa, and shot.