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                                 ACT (Abridged)

October 28, 1944

The commission of Podvolochysk region, investigating the crimes
committed by the Nazis, consisting of

Maluk, A. I. - Chairman

Commission Members: Karwacki, T. L, Ryabov, Alexsandrov, Waligura,
Rudenko, Shterling, Merecki

Compiled on this day...

Location of perpetrated crimes by the Nazis.

In the village of Kamionki, Tarnopol, Reg., 19 km. West of the town of
Podvolochysk, a huge pit was located, Size: 12 x 6 x 4 mt.

It contained 1,000 bodies, men, women, and children.

The second pit, size: 4 x 2.5 x 2.5.  Twenty bodies were found.

Due to decomposition of the bodies, no identification was possible. Most
of the people were naked. The majority were shot in the rear ofthe
head. The bodies lie scattered.

According to eyewitness accounts made by local citizens: Zadorozny,
Shpiegel, Nagomy, Palya, Pawlovich, Ine , 1. A. W., the victims were shot
during the years 1941-44, by "SS" commandos (detachments), under the
leadership of Commander Wagner, and German soldiers.

The commission considers all those involved fully responsible for the
crimes committed against peaceful Soviet citizens.


According to survivors' testimonies, the KAMIONKI slave-labor camp was
liquidated during the month of June or July 1943. The wooden barracks
were locked up, with the inmates inside, and set afire. Those trying
to escape were gunned down outside.  Very few escaped.

Soviet war prisoners were housed also in the labor camps In the same area.
They were exterminated before the Jewish slaves were brought in.

                            Archive Copies (Abridged)
1. Crimes Committed By German Nazis and Their Hirelings:

Thirty people shot dead. Date: 1.22.42, 6 people. 2.20.42, 18
killed. 7.25.42, 6 killed.

Place: Near village Kamionki, Tarnopol region, Shot by German SS
and Gestapo, Eyewitness.

Buried alive: 7 people. Date: 7.7.1941 Place: village Kamionki. SS
and Gestapo.

Fifteen people killed during bombardment. Date: 3.19.44.

2. Ten people shot dead. Date: 6.30.43. Place: Near village
KACHANOVKA. German Sec. Police & LT. Wagner Sign: Lelekowa Trotskaya  -

3. Shot dead-1,020 people. Village KAMIONKI, Podwoloczysk region,
Tarnopol obl. Date: 6.15.1943. German GESTAPO and their hirelings, and LT.
Shwarts. War Crimes Commission Report. Date: 10.21.44.

4. Shot dead. I person. Village Myslova, Podwol. reg. German SS.

Lelekowa, Trot skaya -Archivists.
                                                 (Translated by S. Brinstein)
(Sabrin, pp 280-82)
                                   Work Cited

Sabrin, B.F., Ed. Alliance for Murder: The Nazi-Ukrainian Partnership 
in Genocide. New York: Sarpedon, 1991. 

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