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  Holocaust Memorial at the Killing Site in Kopychyntsi, Ukraine, 1990s

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2012

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish Holocaust Victims from Kopychyntsi and the surrounding area

Description:

The monument is located near the site of the New Jewish Cemetery in Kopychyntsi. It is a black stone upright stele with an angled top, which sits atop a rectangular base, also of black stone. The monument bears Ukrainian, English, and Yiddish inscriptions, and engravings; a Magen David above the inscriptions and a Menorah below them. The Yiddish inscription contains Hebrew traditional formulas and has some misspellings. The involvement of local collaborators is only mentioned in the Yiddish inscription. 

Inscriptions

Ukrainian:

Вічна памʼять
Понад 3000 євреїв
мешканців міста Копичинці
і прилеглих районів
жорстоко замучених
німецько-гітлерівськими окупантами
у 1942–1943 роках

Translation: Eternal memory / More than 3,000 Jews / residents of the city of Kopychyntsi / and surrounding areas / brutally tortured / by the German-Nazi occupiers / in 1942–1943

Yiddish:

צום אייביגען אנדענק
איבער 3000 קדושים, ה' ינקום דמם
מענער פרויען אין קנדער איינוואנער
פון קאפיטשינעץ אין סביבה
דערמארדערט דורך דייטשע מערדער
מיט זייערע העלפער ימ"ש אן אר [אין יאָר] 1942-1943
ת.נ.צ.ב.ה.

Translation: For the eternal memory of more than 3,000 martyrs, may God avenge their blood, men, women, and children, the residents of Kopychyntsi and the surrounding, murdered by German murderers and their helpers, may their names be obliterated, in 1942-1943. May their souls be bound in the bundle of life.

English:

In everlasting memory
of over 3000 Jewish residents of
Kopichinitz and the surrounding area
who were tortured and murdered by the
German Nazi occupiers in 1942–1943
May their blessed memory
never be forgotten

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[To be determined]

Summary and Remarks
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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial at the Killing Site in Kopychyntsi | Unknown
Object Detail
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Date
1990s
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black stone
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History/Provenance

The German Army occupied Kopychyntsi on July 7, 1941, and shortly after shot several dozen Jews. Between November 1941 and October 1942, about 500 Jews were sent to different labor camps. Simultaneously, hundreds of Jews were deported to Kopychyntsi from the surrounding area. In June 1942, 3,123 Jews were registered in Kopychyntsi. On September 30, 1942, about 50 Jews were killed in the city and about 1,000 people were deported to the Bełżec extermination camp. On April 15, 1943, about 500 Jews were shot in Kopychyntsi. In May 1943, Jews from Buchach were deported to Kopychyntsi and the number of Jews in the city increased to 5,000. Between June 3 and 5, 1943, about 4,000 Jews were killed, and about 400 Jews were sent to Chortkiv. About 350 Jews remained in a small ghetto in Kopychyntsi, the others were sent to labor camps. On July 20, 1943, the ghetto was liquidated. About 65 Jews survived the war [Encyclopedia].  

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos 1933-1945, ed. Martin Dean, vol. 2 (Bloomington: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2012), pp. 795–797.
Type
Documenter
Vladimir Levin | 2012
Author of description
Vladimir Levin, Marina Sedova | 2023
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Adam Frisch | 2023
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