Borough of Dorohusk, Chełmski District, Lubelskie Voivodship

Type of place

At the back of a private property.

Information about the crime

In 1942, in Kolonia Pogranicze, the military police shot 11 Jews, including:

Rejta Frost (58 years old),
Feiga Frost (25 years old),
Lejza Matys (21 years old),
Lerson Rulko (40 years old),
Pola Szmerc (28 years old),
Golola Szpinar (30 years old),
Jodka Werczyn (63 years old),
Verchołka Worgnizej (60 years old).

The bodies of the victims were buried in a common grave in the field.


On March 13, 2019, a site inspection was carried out in the area indicated as the approximate location of the mass grave or graves of 12 Jewish families (GPS: N 51 ° 06.515 ‘E 023 ° 42.761′). The site is now located at the back of a private property.
The surroundings have undergone major changes by the excavation of artificial ponds. The precise location of the victims’ burial site is impossible to establish in this case.

The LiDAR survey is not helpful in this case.

Aerial image query for this area wasn’t ordered.


Contact and cooperation

We are still looking for information on the identity of the victims and the location of Jewish graves in Kolonia Pogranicze. If you know something more, write to us at the following address: fundacjazapomniane@gmail.com.


IPN BU 2448/554 Surveys of The Chief Commission for the Examination of German Crimes in Poland and The Regional Commission for the Examination of German Crimes in Warsaw, collected in 1968-1972. Surveys concerning the Lubelskie province– VIII. Chełm county: surveys.

The Register of Killing Sites and Crimes committed by the Germans in Poland between 1939 and 1945, chełmskie province, Warsaw, 1986.

We would like to thank the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Warsaw for funding the project “The Future of Our Past. Searching, locating and commemorating forgotten graves of the Holocaust victims 2021”, thanks to which we prepared materials about this place.