Lypovets

Starting at the end of April 1942, German security forces, supported by local police, shot and hastily buried over 800 Jews in two mass graves in this field 3.3 km from the centre of Lypovets. To remember the victims, obelisks were erected here in the 1950s at the initiative of Holocaust survivor Leontii Usharenko. Usharenko had been sent out of a pit at the last minute and witnessed the murder of his family and friends. One of the mass graves is somewhat protected by large trees, whereas the other is increasingly at risk of damage due to agricultural work.