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© Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky, Photographer: Smilovitsky, Leonid, 2018

Who is Commemorated?

The Jews of Haradzeya killed in Holocaust

Description

The Haradzeya monument is shaped like the corner of a ruined Jewish dwelling, of which only a section of wall and three window frames remain. The 80-meter-long path to the killing site is an alley lined with rowan trees, whose red berries look like drops of blood. Nearby, there is a row of 1,137 boulders, symbolizing the 1,137 local victims of the Holocaust.  At the beginning of the alley, there is a stone bearing a Belarusian-language plaque with a dedication to "annihilated 1,137 peaceful residents of Haradzeia – victims of the Holocaust." Although the ethnicity of the "peaceful residents" is still not specified, the word "Holocaust" is mentioned here.

Inscription

In Belarussian:

На гэтым месцы 17 ліпеня
1942 года фашыстамі былі
знішчаны 1137 мірных
жыхароў г.п.Гарадзея,
ахвяраў Халакосту
Аўтар-Леанід Левін

Translation: On this place, on July 17, / 1942, the Nazis / destroyed 1137 / civilians, residents / of Gorodeya, / victims of the / Holocaust / Author Leonid Levin

Commissioned by:

Nesvizh district executive committee, Gorodeya village executive committee, the Jewish community of Belarus with the support of the Simon Mark Lazarus Foundation (Great Britain)

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Memorial complex at the site of the murder of Jews in Gorodeya (Horodziej, Haradzeya, Gorodeia) | Unknown
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A398722