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Pyatnichany Brick Factory

Murder of Vinnitsa Jews, probably at the Pyatnichany Brick Factory Murder of Vinnitsa Jews, probably at the Pyatnichany Brick Factory Yad Vashem Photo Collection 85BO8

At the end of July 1941 25 Jewish men, members of the intelligentsia, and former Soviet officials were murdered at the brick factory in the Pyatnichany area, on the western outskirts of Vinnitsa.
In early August 1941 between 150 and 350 (according to German or Soviet sources) Jewish members of the intelligentsia were collected on orders of the head of Sonderkommando 4b of Einsatzgruppe C, Guenther Hermann, under the pretext of their being assigned to office work. The assembled Jews were taken to a brick factory in Pyatnichany and shot in a quarry near the factory.