Vera R. “It was poverty that motivated the local women to go to the place of the round-up of the Jews and ask the Germans for a scarf, a skirt.”

During 15 days of research in the Ukraine, a Yahad – In Unum team investigated in 37 towns and villages in the Poltava region. The aim of this trip was to open investigation in this region of Eastern Ukraine.

During this research mission, Yahad – In Unum identified 21 execution sites and interviewed 43 witnesses.



Velyki Krynky, Cherevani, Globyne, Bogdanivka, Mali Lypniagy, Semenivka, Tarasivka, Zasullia, Khorol, Velyki Lypniagy, Klepatchi, Vilshanka, Mgar, Myrgorod, Vanzhyna Dolyna, Prystan Kovali, Gulakivka, Orzhytsia, Zagrebellia, Slobodo-Petrivka, Kornivka, Pyriatyn, Mlyny, Lokhvytsia, Chornukhy Pavlivka, Poltava, Gorbanivka, Velyka Obukhivka, Gadiatch, Zinkiv, Kobeliaky, Dykanka, Piski.


Historical Background:



Key Findings:

– Jewish, Roma, and Communist victims killed in the same mass graves;

  • – Poisoning of Jewish children;
  • – Many burned villages and murder of Ukrainians;
  • – POWs camps and POWs being put to death;
  • – Life barely documented under the German military administration.
  • This trip was made possible with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office