Investigation Timeline

Ukraine Trip 7

During this research trip, the team interviewed 33 witnesses and located 12 execution sites.
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Ukraine 11

For the first time since we started the research, an important French television channel, TF1, filmed our work about our research in Ukraine in early January 2007.
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Ukraine 12

irst of all, this travel was unique as we met with many witnesses who were willing to speak. In this area, most of the victims were killed by police battalions, especially Battalion 314.
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Ukraine 14

The research trip to Ukraine took place from December 26, 2007 until January 11, 2008.
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Belarus 1

This is Yahad - In Unum's first research trip in Belarus. The research team interviewed 27 witnesses in 13 towns.
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Belarus 2

During this 14-day investigation, the research team interviewed 73 witnesses, discovered 20 execution places and 24 common graves.
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Ukraine 16

In 18 days, we investigated 15 towns and the southern part of this region can be considered as completed.
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Ukraine 17

As we complete this research trip, it is safe to say that we've concluded the Lvov region, in which 380,000 Jews lived before 1941, and in which Yahad-In Unum Association found almost 60 execution sites.
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Belarus 3

Over 17 days of research, we interviewed and filmed 61 witnesses and identified 26 execution sites.
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Ukraine 18

During the course of this trip, Yahad's team found over 15 camps, including the ones at: Maksymovka, Romanove Selo, Kamianky, Skalat, Velyki Byrki, Velyky Gloubotchek, Ozerna, Tchortkiv, Novosilka, and Dobrianivka.
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Belarus 4

During this visit, the research team worked in 20 towns and villages, interviewed 80 witnesses and led investigations to 24 mass graves, nearly 50% of which have no memorial.
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Russia 1

During this 12-day investigation, the Yahad-In Unum team led its first research trip to Russia, in the region of Smolensk.
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Russia 2

During this 12-day investigation, the Yahad-In Unum team led research in 7 towns, including the city of Smolensk and the surrounding area. 9 mass graves were documented, 3 of which had been totally unknown.
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Ukraine 19

At the end of the 19th trip to Ukraine, the team had interviewed 56 witnesses and located 14 mass grave sites.
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Belarus 5

The team investigated 9 towns and villages, interviewed 53 witnesses, investigated 17 mass grave sites, of which a large majority has memorials.
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Belarus 6

During the course of this trip, the research team investigated 13 cities and villages, interviewed 46 witnesses, and investigated 24 execution graves or sites, most of which have memorials, some of which were erected relatively recently.
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Ukraine 20

During this research trip, we interviewed 46 witnesses in 18 villages and towns. Of the 10 execution sites found, three had a memorial, sometimes inaccurately placed.
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Ukraine 21

After 14 days of research in Ukraine, the Yahad - In Unum team investigated 20 villages in the Dnepropetrovsk region north of the town of Nikopol.
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Poland 1

Yahad’s first research trip to Poland took place between July 22 – August 5, 2010. Thanks to the valuable testimony of 32 witnesses interviewed by the team in the few villages of those two districts, Yahad was able to locate more than 10 mass graves.
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Ukraine 22

Yahad - In Unum’s 22nd research trip to Ukraine was a 15-day mission in the region Vinnytsia, along the main road heading toward Dnepopetrovsk.
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Russia 3

During this investigation, YIU identified 10 mass grave sites, 7 of which had memorials. All of these memorials were erected in the USSR, mostly at the initiative of the victims’ families.
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Belarus 7

This 15-day investigation occurred in the Grodno region, located at the border of Lithuania and Poland. By the conclusion of the trip, Yahad – In Unum had visited 11 locations, interviewed 48 witnesses and located 6 mass graves or execution sites.
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Belarus 8

Over the course of this mission, the Yahad team visited 13 locations, interviewed 42 witnesses and identified 5 execution pits or sites.
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Ukraine 23

By the end of this research trip, the team had identified 10 mass grave sites of which almost 60% are without memorials, therefore totally unknown, and interviewed 43 witnesses.
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Ukraine 24

During this research trip, the Yahad team visited 10 localities, interviewed 46 witnesses, and identified 11 mass graves or execution sites.
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Belarus 9

A Yahad In Unum team completed a ninth investigation in Belarus. This two-week mission took place in the regions of Brest and Minsk. Over the course of this trip, the team interviewed a total of 49 witnesses and found 17 execution sites, most of them mass graves.
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Ukraine 25

By the end of this research mission, the Yahad In Unum team listed 10 mass graves – 60 percent of them being without any memorial and therefore totally unknown – and interviewed 50 witnesses.
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Ukraine 26

During this mission, our team found and interviewed 49 witnesses and located 12 sites of extermination of Jews. Two-thirds of these sites do not have a memorial.
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Russia 4

In the course of this investigation, the Yahad In Unum team recorded 22 mass graves, nearly 50% of which have no memorial and are therefore totally ignored, and interviewed 55 witnesses.
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Belarus 10

Over the course of this investigative trip, the Yahad team carried out research in 11 localities, interviewed 46 witnesses and found 16 shooting sites, a third of which have no memorial.
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Poland 2

For this second research trip to Poland, Yahad chose to conduct the investigation in the district of Chelm, in the region of Lublin. Yahad-In Unum recorded 44 testimonies and identified 21 sites of executions.
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Ukraine 27

During this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 45 witnesses and listed 18 execution sites, most of which are without memorials.
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Poland 3

For our third research trip to Poland, Yahad chose to continue the investigation in the district of Chełm and then in the district of Krasnystaw, which are both situated in the region of Lublin.
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Russia 5

Over the course of this trip, Yahad identified 14 shooting sites, most of which have no memorial, and interviewed 48 witnesses.
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Belarus 11

Over the course of the investigation, the Yahad In Unum team carried out research in 15 places, interviewed 61 witnesses and found 16 shooting sites, a quarter of which have no memorial.
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Ukraine 28

Over the course of this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 60 witnesses, and found 28 shooting sites, most of which had no memorial.
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Russia 6

From October 15 to 29, a Yahad team completed our sixth research trip to Russia, the second in the Rostov region. Over the course of the trip, Yahad worked in 12 towns and interviewed 32 witnesses.
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Ukraine 29

On the whole, the Yahad team led investigations in 8 locations and interviewed 49 witnesses.
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Ukraine 30

From March 30 to April 15, 2012 a Yahad in Unum team conducted its 30th investigation in Ukraine, in the region of Rovno. In the course of this investigation, the Yahad team traveled to 15 places, interviewed 50 witnesses and identified 13 shooting sites.
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Russia 7

In the course of this research mission, the Yahad-In Unum team identified 21 mass graves, 85% of which have no memorial and are therefore totally unacknowledged, and interviewed 47 witnesses.
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Belarus 12

The Yahad team conducted investigations at 17 localities, interviewed 44 witnesses and identified 18 sites of execution.
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Ukraine 31

The Yahad-in-Unum team identified 31 mass grave sites, half of which have no memorial, thus remaining totally unacknowledged, and interviewed 49 witnesses.
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Russia 8

In the course of this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 42 witnesses and identified 14 sites of execution – 75 percent of which have no memorial and are therefore completely unknown.
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Ukraine 33

In the course of this investigative trip, the Yahad team interviewed 54 witnesses, and identified 15 shooting sites, most of which did not have a memorial.
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Poland 4

From August 6 to August 20, 2012, a Yahad-In Unum team conducted Yahad’s fourth research trip to Poland, in the Lublin region. During the research trip, the Yahad team interviewed 41 witnesses and identified 17 sites of execution.
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Russia 9

From August 28 to September 2012, a Yahad-In Unum team completed our ninth research trip to Russia, the first in the region of Pskov. In the course of this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 42 witnesses and found 10 shooting sites.
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Ukraine 34

In the course of this mission, the Yahad team interviewed 35 witnesses.
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Poland 5

From November 15 to November 30, 2012 a Yahad-In Unum team conducted our fifth investigation in Poland, in the regions of Lodz and Poznan. In the course of this trip, the Yahad team interviewed forty witnesses.
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Ukraine 35

From April 18 to May 4, 2013, a Yahad in Unum team completed our thirty-fifth research visit to Ukraine, in the region of Jytomyr. In the course of this visit, the Yahad team interviewed forty-five witnesses.
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Ukraine 36

In the course of this research mission, the Yahad-In Unum team identified twenty mass graves, nearly 55% of which have no memorial and therefore totally obliterated, and interviewed forty-six witnesses.
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Moldova 3

The special aspect of this team was the participation of Roma investigators and translators, who had been specially trained by Yahad for research in Romanian-speaking Moldova.
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Ukraine 37

In the course of this research mission, the Yahad-In Unum team identified forty-one pits, nearly half of which have no memorial and are therefore ignored, and interviewed fifty-one witnesses.
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Belarus 13

From June 11 to Jun 27, a Yahad in Unum team completed their thirteenth investigation trip to Belarus, in the region of Mogilev, with an occasional expansion into the region of Minsk. In the course of this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 34 witnesses.
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Belarus 14

From July 10 to July 27, 2013, a Yahad in Unum team went to Belarus for our fourteenth research visit to Belarus, in the region of Mogilev. This visit was the continuation of the preceding one in June.
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Ukraine 38

During fifteen days of research in Ukraine conducted investigations in 28 cities and villages in the districts of Volhynie, Ryvne, Lviv and Khmelnitski.
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Ukraine 39

During this investigation, our Yahad team led our 39th research trip to Ukraine where we interviewed 60 witnesses and found 32 shooting sites, 75% of which do not have a memorial.
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Poland 6

During this 14-day investigation, Yahad-In Unum interviewed 42 witnesses and identified 23 locations of mass graves, 90% of which have a memorial.
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Poland 7

During this 16-day investigation, Yahad-In Unum interviewed 60 witnesses, and identified 24 execution sites of Jews, most of which did not have a memorial.
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Romania 4

As a result of this fourth investigation trip to Romania, our Yahad-In Unum team video recorded 26 witnesses, 20 of them Roma survivors, and identified 4 execution sites of Jews, all of which have memorials.
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Lithuania 3

During this 14-day investigation, Yahad-In Unum conducted its third research trip to Lithuania where our team interviewed 44 witnesses and identified 23 execution sites of Jews.
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Belarus 15

During this investigative trip, the Yahad team interviewed forty witnesses and led investigations to twenty-four shooting sites.
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Poland 8

During this 17-day investigation, Yahad completed its 8th research trip to Poland, where our team interviewed 46 witnesses and identified 24 execution sites.
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Belarus 16

From May 13-29, 2014, a Yahad-In Unum team went to Belarus on a sixteenth research trip, in the region of Minsk, around the town of Soligorsk.
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Belarus 17

From June 10-24, 2014, a Yahad-In Unum team completed a seventeenth research visit to Belarus, the first in the region of Moguilev.
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Leningrad Blockade 1

In June 2014, Yahad - In Unum undertook an investigation into the Leningrad Blockade.
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Belarus 18

In the course of this investigation, the Yahad team interviewed 46 witnesses and identified 28 execution sites
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Romania 5

Over 15 days in this region, Yahad-In Unum interviewed 31 witnesses and identified two mass graves of Jews, without monuments.
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Lithuania 4

During this fourth research trip in Lithuania, the Yahad-In Unum team recorded 39 testimonies and identified 29 mass graves.
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Moldova 5

During their 5th research trip in Moldova, the Yahad-In Unum team investigated in 2 different regions.
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Lithuania 5

During this research trip, the Yahad-In Unum team interviewed 41 witnesses and identified 16 mass graves.
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Poland 11

At the conclusion of this research mission, the Yahad-In Unum team identified 17 pits of which approximately 90% don’t have a memorial and interviewed 39 witnesses.
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Ukraine 40

At the end of 14 days of research in Ukraine, the Yahad-In Unum team had investigated in 27 towns and villages in the Tchernivtsi region.
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Lithuania 6

At the end of this research trip, the team recorded 42 interviews and identified 23 execution sites.
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Lithuania 7

During this research trip, the Yahad-In Unum team interviewed 45 witnesses and identified 22 mass graves.
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Romania 6

Over 13 days in 19 towns and villages, Yahad-In Unum interviewed 24 witnesses and identified one mass grave of Jewish victims.
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This timeline features over 70 of our research trips, from the years of 2006 – 2014. The remaining 32 research trips from 2014 – 2016 will be coming soon.