"Lubny" (Russian, Ukranian)
"Lubny (Ukranian, Russian)" , "Luben (Yiddish)" , "Lubny (Polish)", Lubnie, Lubin
50° 01', Long: 33° 00'
- Video about the Holocaust in Lubny
Mother with her child in Lubny. October, 1941
This emotionally moving picture of a mother sitting exhausted with her children at Lubny, just moments before the executions would begin here, reaches out to touch us over the decades. The picture is part of the documentary archives from the Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv. It is part of a series of pictures taken at Lubny October 15, 1941 and used as evidence in war crimes prosecution. Most of Lubny's young men were serving in the Soviet Army, many of the young adults who could flee had done so, but that day in October 1941, close to 4,500 Jews were taken to a site outside the city and murdered. They were the young, the old, homemakers, and those who stayed to take care of them. This woman and her children were among them.
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