Barashi – Connecting Memory

In autumn 1941, more than 170 Jews from Barashi and the surrounding area were murdered in a field near the town and hastily buried in two mass graves.

This publication presents the life and death story of the Jewish community in the Ukrainian village of Barashi during the Holocaust. The village, located in the Yemilchyne district of the Zhytomyr region of Ukraine, is one of the sites of the international project «Protecting Memory». In 2019, the project helped transform this killing site of the Jews into a dignified memorial and place of information. The research is based on sources from Ukrainian and foreign archives, academic literature and private collections.

Both the project and the historical research, which resulted in this publication, have been funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

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