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© Dr. Leonid Smilovitsky, Photographer: Smilovitsky, Leonid, 2019

Memorial name:

No official name.

Who is Commemorated?

320 Jews of Vysokaje, killed in the autumn of 1941, and 2500 local Jews, transported to the Treblinka extermination camp. 

Description

The monument is an upright stele of an irregular shape standing on a granite base that, in turn, stands on a paved piece of ground.

In the upper part of the stele, the menorah is depicted.

The monument bears presumably three non-identical inscriptions: in Belarusian, English, and Hebrew. At the bottom of the monument, there is possibly an additional inscription identifying the foundations that erected the monument. The inscriptions are framed with long strips on their right and left sides. 

Behind the monument, there is a broken Jewish tombstone, discovered at the site of the former old Jewish cemetery. It bears the inscription in Hebrew. 

In the background, there are ruins of the stone synagogue in which the ghetto prisoners were shot to death. 

Inscription

On the monument:

In Belarusian

Ахвярам нацызму

Тут у восень 1941 года
былі зверскі закатаваны
320 яўрэяў горада Высокае.
2500 яўрэяў былі вывезены
ў канцлагер Треблiнка. 
Вечная iм памяць.

TranslationTo the victims of Nazism / Here in the autumn of 1941 / were brutally tortured / 320 Jews of the town of Vysokaje. / 2500 Jews were transported to the Treblinka extermination camp. / To their eternal memory. 

In English

To the everlasting memory of
the Victims of the Holocaust
320 Jews from Vysokae
[...]

In Hebrew [possibly]

[...]

Possibly at the bottom of the monument, in English

This memorial was erected through the efforts of
Belarusian Jewish Community and thanks to
to the Simon Mark Lazarus Foundation, UK, 
the Miles and Marilyn Kletter Family Foundation, USA, 
the Warren and Beverly Geisler Family Foundation, USA.  

On the tombstone:

In Hebrew

שנת תרע׳׳ה [...]
פלגי דמעות זלגו עיניים למותה
יראת ד׳ נלקחה במיטב שנותה
ידיה פזרה לדלים בנדבתה
[ידלה אנ?]חות בנה לפרידתה
אוי יבכו יעצבו דלפו שאריתה
זבול לנשמתה בג׳׳ע עד תחיתה 

Translation: Year [c.] 5675  [...] / Streams of tears flowed from the eyes for her death / The fearer of God was taken in her best years / Her hands spread to the poor with her generosity / Her son [sighs?] at her parting / Oh, they will cry, they will mourn with tears for she left behind / Her soul shall rest in heaven until her resurrection.

 Commissioned by

Possibly the Simon Mark Lazarus Foundation, the Miles and Marilyn Kletter Family Foundation, and the Warren and Beverly Geisler. 

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Holocaust Monument in Vysokaje | Unknown
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2010
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Negative/Photo. No.
A411172