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Mariano sovkhoz

Latitude: 45.02436, Longitude: 34.36367

Anti-tank trench where the Krymchaks of Karasubazar were buried
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Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011 Anti-tank trench where the Krymchaks of Karasubazar were buried
Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem

On January 17 and 18, 1942 468 Krymchaks were ordered to assemble at two collection points on Ananyevskaya and Sadovaya Streets. On each street a gas van was parked. The people were loaded in groups of about 50 into these two gas vans. When they started to move, the people were asphyxiated. The bodies were thrown out and buried 1 kilometer south of the town, at an anti-tank trench on the Mariano state farm. Today this site is in the area of the Predgorye sovkhoz of Krinichnoye village. The trucks shuttled forth and back, disgorging more and more bodies into the trench. According to some testimonies, a few of individuals who survived the gassing regained consciousness after being thrown into the trench and tried to get out of it were found and shot to death by German and Romanian murder squads. The remaining belongings of the victims were divided up among the Germans and members of the auxiliary police and their families.
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Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
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Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
Interview by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem