Starting at the end of April 1942, German security forces, supported by local police, shot over 950 Jews in a field near Lypovets and hastily buried them in two mass graves.
This publication presents the life and death story of the Jewish community in the Ukrainian town of Lypovets during the Holocaust. The town, located in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, is one of the sites of the international project “Protecting Memory”. In 2019, the project helped transform the killing sites of the Jews into dignified memorials and places of information. The research is based on sources from Ukrainian and foreign archives, academic literature and private collections.
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.