Obj. ID: 47374 Old Holocaust memorial at the killing site on the Myslotino Hill, near Hlusk, Belarus, 1958
Who is Commemorated?
Jews of Hlusk killed on the spot
The obelisk is placed on the steeped base and decorated with an inscribed bronze plaque.
Вечная память гражданам
Советским военнопленным и
партизанам, зверски замученным
От граждан г.п. Глусcка
Translation: In eternal memory to citizens, Soviet prisoners of war, and partisans brutally tortured by Nazi Fascist monsters / 1941-1944 / from residents of Glussk
Jewish survivors of Hlusk
In 1939, 1,935 Jews lived in Hlusk, accounting for 37.7% of the total population. After the beginning of WWII, some Jewish refugees from German-occupied Poland sought refuge in the town.
Jews from Hlusk were murdered at the end of 1941 and the beginning of 1942 at Myslotino Hill (Мыслотянская гора) and at Kostyolski Val.
On December 2, 1941, the Germans ordered all the Jews to assemble on Sovetskaya Square to be registered. Some of those assembled were pushed into gas vans, others - numbering between 1,000 and 2,000 people (according to different sources) were taken on foot to a hilly area near Myslotino village several kilometers from the town of Hlusk. The pits had already been prepared. Groups of Jews were taken to the pits, placed in rows at the edges of the pits, and shot dead. The perpetrators of this massacre, which lasted two days, were apparently members of Einsatzkommando 8B and local auxiliary policemen.
Several hundred Jews, who succeeded in escaping the mass murder operation on December 2, 1941, were shot in 1942 near the Kostyolski Val (a fortification built in the 19th century that was close to the town's cemetery).
In 1953, the surviving Jews of Hlusk reburied the bodies of the Jews who were shot at Kostyolni Val in the town's Jewish cemetery and erected a monument.
In 1958, Jews of Hlusk erected a monument at the killing site on Myslotino Hill, near Hlusk.
In 2005, the stone commemorating Jews killed in Hlutsk was unveiled in the Holocaust Memorial Park in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. The memorial was initiated by the survivor from Hlutsk Yulii Aizenstat.
"Glusk," Untold Stories - Murder Sites of Jews in Occupied Territories of the USSR (Yad Vashem project), https://collections.yadvashem.org/en/untold-stories/community/14621533 (accessed January 30, 2023)