IVANOPIL – Connecting Memory

In May 1942, German units murdered more than 800 Jewish children, women, and men from Yanushpil (from 1946 — Ivanopil) and neighbouring localities in the outskirts of the village. Jewish life in Yanushpil was eradicated.

This publication honors the memory of murdered Jews and Roma, who were the victims of National Socialist Germany’s racial policies in Ivanopil (until 1946 – Yanushpil), a town in the Chudniv district of Zhytomyr oblast. In 2019, as part of the international project “Protecting Memory”, an information stele was erected near the mass grave of Roma who were murdered and whose fate was forgotten for decades.

The research for the memorial site and publication is based on sources from archives, scientific 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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