| Subscribe | Press Room | Store | Friends | Contact Us

Raygorod Forest

The inmates of Bratslav labor camps incapable of work, mostly elderly people or children, were taken in groups over time out of the camp and shot in large pits in a forest near the town of Raygorod, northeast of Bratslav. Thus, about 200 inmates, half of them children, were shot in June 1942. Another group of between 300 and 500 Jewish inmates was taken by truck on September 21, 1942 to the vicinity of Raygorod and either shot or thrown into pits alive. The massacre was perpetrated by the SS unit that was responsible for the Gaysin section of the Thoroughfare IV construction site. In January, August and, again, in late 1943 a total of about 400 more Jewish inmates of the Bratslav camp were murdered near Raygorod. The perpetrators of these massacres were apparently also members of the same SS unit.
Video
Evgeniia Spektor was born in Bratslav in 1934 and lived there during the war years (interview in Russian)
To view - click here
Evgeniia Spektor was born in Bratslav in 1934 and lived there during the war years (interview in Russian)