Monument of the Holocaust in Sosyonki forest outside Rovno

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  • Photo taken in:
    Rovno
    Year when photo was taken:
    1945
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

I received this photo by mail in 1945 in the camp.

It is a temporary memorial to the Jews who were murdered in the Sosyonki forest near Rovno.

You can see two poles and an inscription in Hebrew indicating that victims of Holocaust from Rovno were buried here, including my parents and my sister, Bella, who were executed by the Nazis on this spot in Sosyonki, a forest outside Rovno. I do not remember who sent it to me.

In 1957 I received a "clean" passport without any restrictions. Now I could go wherever I wanted and live anywhere. I decided to return to Rovno although Shaya, my husband, could not go with me at that time.

In Rovno, I found some people who had escaped the catastrophe, and finally I learned the details of the fate of my family. My parents and my sister, Bella, had been executed with the other residents of the ghetto.

They were shot near Rovno in a forest called Sosyonki. I was given shelter and I stayed for a few days. I recovered my pre-war labour experience records and returned to Maklakovo in mourning for my parents and sister.

Interview details

Interviewee: Haya-Lea Detinko
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Haya-Lea Detinko
Jewish name:
Hava
Year of birth:
1920
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Rovno
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Occupation
after WW II:
Cutter in dressmaker's studio
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kats
    Year of changing: 
    1958
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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