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09 March 2021

The burial places of NKVD victims in Odessa: review of the press and documents of 1943

Antiquities of Lukomorie
The burial places of NKVD victims in Odessa: review of the press and documents of 1943

The article is devoted to a review and analysis of some episodes of Soviet repression in Odessa that took place in the 1930s and early 1940s, mainly through the prism of documents and the local press. A whole stack of indisputable facts about them was revealed to the general public in 1943, and then in the 1990s and 2000s, through excavations, reburial of the bodies of the dead and publication of documents, which formed a permanent public view of these phenomena. However, in recent years, they have been criticized and revised abroad, and for Odessa scientists and local historians, the topic itself has begun to disappear from the agenda. Therefore, the authors once again cite materials that in 1943 two burial places of victims of NKVD executions were investigated: at the city landfill near the Tomb of Tatar mound, near the 6th km of Ovidiopol highway and at the 2nd Christian cemetery. In order to fully reveal the topic, two newspaper articles are published, in which these places are described and numerous findings and facts that directly indicate the time, organizers and performers are found there.

Source: Argatiuk S., Sapozhnykov I. (2020) The burial places of NKVD victims in Odessa: review of the press and documents of 1943. Antiquities of Lukomorie. №3(3): 65-78

Source web-site: http://www.lukomor.mosk.mksat.net/index.php/lukomor/article/view/37/32

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