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Obj. ID: 9363
Jewish Funerary Art
  Holocaust Monument at Gayna Road Killing Site in Logoisk, Belarus

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2010

Who is Commemorated?

Jews of Logoisk, killed in the Holocaust.

Description

The monument at the murder place in Logoisk is situated at a hill in a small forest, at the intersection of the road from Logoisk to Gayna village and the highway Minsk - Vitebsk.

The monument is a conical granite column standing on a cubic base which stands on a high pedestal. The column is crowned with a five-pointed star. Another five-pointed star and a small wreath are carved on its shaft.

A "standard" Soviet-time inscription which does not mention Jews is carved on the base.

The monument is surrounded by a metal fence.

Inscription

The inscription in Russian reads:

Здесь похоронены
советские граждане
зверски расстрелянные
немецко-фашистскими
захватчиками в годы
Великой Отечественной
войны 1941 – 1945 гг.

Translation: Here are buried Soviet citizens brutally shot by the German Fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

Commissioned by

Former Logoisk Jews living in Minsk

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Holocaust Monument Gayna Road Killing Site in Logoisk | Unknown
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Late 1950s
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History/Provenance

The Jews of Logoisk were shot near the sand pit, one kilometer from Logoisk, near the road to Gayna village, on August 30, 1941. 

At the end of the 1950s, at the initiative of former Logoisk Jews living in Minsk, a monument was erected at the murder site. Jews from Moscow, Leningrad, Minsk, Logoisk and other places, including some survivors, gathered at the murder site for the annual yahrzeit, especially on the anniversaries of 1961, 1971 and 1981. Later, an additional plaque was erected at the murder site.

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Bibliography

"Logoysk," The Untold Stories: The Murder Sites of the Jews in the Occupied Territories of the Former USSR (Yad Vashem project), https://www.yadvashem.org/untoldstories/database/index.asp?cid=487 (accessed December 30, 2021)

Zeltser, Arkadi. Unwelcome Memory: Holocaust Monuments in the Soviet Union, trans. A.S. Brown (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2018), 21-23.
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Vladimir Levin, Arkadi Zeltser | 2010
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2021
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