Source: Black Book of Communism
Vynnytsa, Ukraine, June 1943.
Here trenches dating from 1937-1938 were opened and hundreds of bodies exhumed. The authorities had built a park and a summer theatre on the site. Similar trenches were discovered in Zhytomyr, Kamenets-Podolski, and other areas. Such macabre discoveries continue even today. In 1997, 1,100 bodies were exhumed in St. Petersburg, and another 9,000 were found in a mass grave in the forests of Karelia. ©D.R.