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Pechora Pits

Mass graves near the former Pechora camp Mass graves near the former Pechora camp Yad Vashem Photo Collection, 243BO6

According to testimonies of former inmates of the Pechora camp, on an unknown date in the first half of 1942 (in the summer of 1942, according to a report of the Soviet Extraordinary Commission) a certain SS unit murdered a large number of camp inmates, consisting mostly of children and elderly people. After being separated from the able-bodied prisoners, the victims were told they were going to Tulchin to dig peat but instead were loaded onto trucks and taken to large pits near Pechora and either shot to death or thrown into the pits alive.
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Shelia Vaisman, was born in 1936 in Bratslav and lived there during the war years (interview in Russian)
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