Holocaust monument in Rovno

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  • Photo taken in:
    Rovno
    Year when photo was taken:
    1991
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is a memorial for the Jews of my city, Rovno.

The inscription in Yiddish, Hebrew and Ukrainian says that 17500 Rovno Jews--old men, women and children--were guiltlessly tortured, executed and buried alive by Germans here on November 6, 1941.

Near Rovno there is such a forest called Sosyonki. And in that forest they were all shot. A little later a small monument was erected. At first there were two poles and a short inscription.

First after 50 years the Ukrainian government ordered to immortalize the memory of Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Sixth from the left you can see the name of Nakhman Kats.

It is written in Yiddish, not as we were accustomed to write it in Hebrew "Kats" in two letters. And then you see Peysa Kats, not very clearly. And there should be my sister there too.

Interview details

Interviewee: Haya-Lea Detinko
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Haya-Lea Detinko
Jewish name:
Hava
Year of birth:
1920
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Rovno
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Cutter in dressmaker's studio
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kats
    Year of changing: 
    1958
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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