Sułów

Borough of Sułów, Zamość District, Lubelskie Voivodship

Type of place

A field by the river

Information about the crime

In October 1943 military police and German police units murdered 46 people from Szczebrzeszyn. Their bodies were buried in a field in a common grave measuring 7 metres by 4 metres. (IPN GK 163/19 art. 154)

This fact has been confirmed by an account of a resident of Sułów (born in 1928): “They were brought here but I don’t know where from. They were brought in carts. Six carts. There was a hill and on that hill [they were killed.] There were families. One large scream, really. And they had to dig a ditch for themselves. They were all [buried] in one ditch. There was massive crying. In was autumn. They were placed alongside the grave and shot with an automatic gun. I heard that they were Jews from Deszkowice.” (Sułów, 5 May 2015.)

 

Sources

Contact and cooperation

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

Bibliography

Recording of the Zapomniane Foundation (audio file), name: lack of data [eyewitness], sex: female, b. 1928, place of residence: Sułów, subject and keywords: Jewish graves in Sułów, interviewed by Agnieszka Nieradko, Sułów, 5 May 2015.

The register of sites and crimes committed by the Germans in Poland between 1939 and 1945, zamojskie province, Warsaw 1994, p. 140-141.

IPN BU 2448/605, p.379, Questionnaires of the Chief Commission for the Examination of German Crimes in Poland

IPN GK 163/19, Questionnaire. Executions. Graves. Lubelskie province, volume VIII, Questionnaires about mass executions and mass graves – lubelskie province.

Regina Smoter Grzeszkiewicz (ed.), Zeznania Zofii Trybuch na temat mordów na Żydach na terenie miejscowości Sułów, http://horajec.republika.pl/fakt4.html, (access: 29/10/2017).