At least 500 Jews, half of them children, were shot in a field near the centre of Samhorodok on 4 June 1942. An entire Jewish community was thereby eradicated. 15 Soviet prisoners of war were also murdered here.
This publication presents the life and death story of the Jewish community in the Ukrainian village of Samhorodok during the Holocaust. The village, located in the Koziatyn district of the Vinnytsia 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.