Saturday 28 January 2023


'It was in remote Transnistria that the single largest massacre of the Holocaust took place — carried out not by Germans, but by Romanian gendarmes, Ukrainian auxiliaries and local militia.

'An outbreak of typhus in a camp, spread by lice and fleas, was the excuse to butcher the bulk of the 54,000 inmates. 

'They were forced into two locked stables, which were doused with petrol and set ablaze, while others were led to a ravine in a nearby forest where they were shot.'

The Odessa massacre was the mass murder of the Jewish population of Odessa and surrounding towns in the Transnistria Governorate during the autumn of 1941 and the winter of 1942 while it was under Romanian control. It was one of the worst massacres in the Ukrainian territory.[1]


The massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia were carried out in German-occupied Poland by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, or the UPA, with the support of parts of the local Ukrainian population against the Polish minority in VolhyniaEastern Galicia, parts of Polesia and Lublin region from 1943 to 1945.[7]

 The peak of the massacres took place in July and August 1943. 

Most of the victims were women and children.[8] Many of the Polish victims regardless of age or gender were tortured before being killed; some of the methods included rapedismemberment or immolation, among others.[5] The UPA's actions resulted in between 50,000[1] and 100,000 deaths.[3][4][9]

Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia - Wikipedia

'The vast majority of the Holocaust’s victims were Eastern European Jews living in Poland and the western Soviet Union (including the Baltic States), the former Pale of Settlement.

'More Jews from Warsaw were murdered than from the whole of Western Europe.'

The Holocaust's forgotten massacre - The Jewish Chronicle


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