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Obj. ID: 44743
Jewish Funerary Art
  Holocaust Monument in the Jewish Cemetery in Rakov, Belarus, 2005

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2007

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

112 Jewish victims of the Holocaust from Rakov.

Description:

The monument is situated in the Jewish cemetery, on a paved platform.

It is a granite rock of irregular shape. It bears a Star of David in its upper part, followed by almost identical Belarusian, Hebrew, and English inscriptions.

Inscription:

Belarusian:

Ахвярам нацызму
Тут у восенi 1941 зверскi закатаваны
112 яўрэяў вескi Ракаў.

Translation: To victims of Nazism / Here in the autumn of 1941 brutally torched to death / 112 Jews of the village Rakov. 

Hebrew:

במקום זה
תש"ב בשנת [!]
נרצחו 112 יהודי ראקוב
לזכרון עולם של קורבנות הנאצים

Translation: In this place in [5]702 were murdered  112 Jews of Rakov. In everlasting memory of the victims of Nazism.

English:

Here
 In the year 1941
112 Jews from Rakov
were brutally murdered
To the everlasting memory of the
 Victims of the Holocaust.

ת'נ'צ'ב'ה'

Translation: May their souls be bound in the bundle of life

A contribution from Simon Mark Lazarus Foundation
made this project possible.

Commissioned by

Simon Mark Lazarus Foundation

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Holocaust Monument in the Jewish Cemetery in Rakov | Unknown
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History/Provenance

112 Jewish men, prisoners of the ghetto in Rakov, were murdered on September 29, 1941, Rosh HaShanah, near the village of Buzuny. Later they were reinterred in the Jewish cemetery.

The monument was unveiled on July 12, 2005, in the presence of 80 members of the Belarusian Jewish Community.

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Sources

"Pamiatnik zhertvam Kholokosta v Rakove," Rossiiskii evreiskii Kongress, July 12, 2005, https://web.archive.org/web/20170405113532/http://base.ijc.ru/new/site.aspx?STID=245090&SECTIONID=247012&IID=288732 (accessed December 10, 2023)

"Rakaŭ Ghetto,"
Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakaŭ_Ghetto.
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Vladimir Levin | 2007
Author of description
Liza Schwartz | 2023
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