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Sanatorium of the Leningrad Military District in Sudak

Sudak promenade in 1948 - the site where an anti-tank trench was located during the war.
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Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011 Sudak promenade in 1948 - the site where an anti-tank trench was located during the war.
Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem Current view of the murder site area
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Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011 Current view of the murder site area
Photo by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem

On February 13, 1942 a group of 25 Jews from Sudak, mainly consisting of women and children, was shot to death by a Sonderkommando 10b murder squad and a military police (Feldgendarmerie) unit near the former sanatorium of the Leningrad Military District, at a anti-tank trench on the town's beach, near the location of today's life-guard station. The Germans forced the victims to strip naked. The Jews were abused and beaten. The women and children were the first to be collected at edge of the anti-tank trench and shot to death with sub-machine guns. The men were made to bury them. Then, the men were shot to death in a similar way. Apparently, their bodies were left there. The exact murder site has not been identified. During the war this area was also the murder site of the other residents of Sudak - Communists, government officials, and non-Jewish civilians.
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Contemporary view of  the murder site of Sudak's Jews
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Contemporary view of the murder site of Sudak's Jews
Video by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem