Fastiv Holocaust Photo Gallery

Entrance to memorial. Fence on left surrounds concrete slab over mass grave of adults. Fence on right surrounds slab over children's mass grave. Monument is center rear. Hill in background is where Nazi machine gunners were placed, shooting down the hill at local Jewish population who had been forced to climb hill. Bodies rolled down hill and were buried in mass graves by POWs.

 

Mr. Rikoon addresses the assemblage.

 

Original Soviet-era memorial is in back. Russian inscription refers to Ukrainians killed by Germans. New memorial is below (see next photo). Note that final placement of new memorial will have the top end raised so that the tablet is inclined.

 

New memorial reads as follows in Ukrainian, Hebrew and English: "This is the burial site of the Jews of Fastiv murdered by the Nazi forces during the Holocaust between 1941 and 1943." Below that in English: Benefactors United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad Jonathan J. Rikoon, Member Debevoise & Plimpton LLP Project Coordinators Lo Tishkach Foundation and Vaad of Ukraine 2011

 

Foreground: students from Fastiv school No. 4, which preserved the site since the war.

 

An eyewitness to the massacres describes what she saw.

 

Cover of mass grave showing placement of marker.

 

A second mass grave marker, not yet inscribed with names of the victims.

 

L-R: Mr. Carmel, Mr. Zissels, Mr. Rikoon.

 

Modern pavilion over tomb of Avraham Ha-Malach ("the Angel"). To its right, pre-war geniza (storage of worn-out scrolls and holy books).

 

Entrance to memorial. Fence on left surrounds concrete slab over mass grave of adults. Fence on right surrounds slab over children's mass grave. Monument is center rear. Hill in background is where Nazi machine gunners were placed, shooting down the hill at local Jewish population who had been forced to climb hill. Bodies rolled down hill and were buried in mass graves by POWs.