Cheslava Gomonchuk: War burial dumping in Putrishky

Categories: Wartime, Cheslava Gomonchuk

There is burial dumping in the forest. There was a field close to it, we were self-employed farmers. We had a lot of land. I was a teenager then, I used to go to the field. There were oats there. They were driving heavy trucks during the day, turned very close to our house. My mother told me to lie down not to be seen by them. When you turned off the main road there was a path. The ground was moving there, they buried in the alive. They did that half a day, several trucks brought people, shot down them, then the other drove up. And the people asked, «Please, panie, panie», they asked in Polish, «I have a wife and two children, I am not guilty», but we heard him speaking German and the sound of shooting. People told that one boy powdered with ground climbed out but a German came up and kicked him back and stamped down, powdered with ground. Later on all these people were taken out, graves were made, there was a person engaged in this.



Researcher: Alexei Zagidulin, PhD (Historical Sciences), associated professor at Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno

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