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The Adamenki Ravine

Monument to the Jews murdered at the Adamenki Ravine, Liozno Monument to the Jews murdered at the Adamenki Ravine, Liozno YVA, Photo Collection 3178/2 The Adamenki Ravine murder site
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Photo by Alexander Litin, 2011 The Adamenki Ravine murder site
Photo by Alexander Litin, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem

On February 23, 1942, the Jews of Liozno were forced into a barn on Komsomolskaya Street and locked inside. Twenty people froze to death inside the barn. On February 24, 27 and 28, 1942, the Jews were transported by truck to the ravine near the Adamenki sovkhoz, 500 meters northwest of Liozno and 100 meters from the Mashna River, where they were brutally murdered. The murder operation was carried out by Einsatzkommando 9b and local auxiliary police. The number of victims is estimated to be between 361 (according to German sources) and 1,500 (according to Soviet sources).
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Polina Leonova was born in 1939 in Liozno, and lived there during the war years.
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Polina Leonova was born in 1939 in Liozno, and lived there during the war years.
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