19.11.

1943: Holocaust in Ukraine

1943: Holocaust in Ukraine
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  • historical event: The picture shows a machine that was supposedly used for breaking bones, in order to remove traces of the crime.

On this day the Germans killed about 6,000 Jews during the liquidation of the Janowska concentration camp in Ukraine. This happened after a failed uprising in the camp, which occurred after Germans forced the prisoners to remove all traces of mass murders. The prisoners were forced to open the mass graves and carry the human remains to be burned in a nearby forest. It was part of the Nazi Aktion 1005 plan, for the removal of traces of mass crimes on the territories of Poland and Ukraine. Only a small number of inmates managed to escape during the uprising in Janowska. Most were caught and executed.

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