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Subject: Holocaust Almanac: The Liquidation of Slonim Ghetto
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"On June 29, 1942, the ghetto in Slonim went through another liquidation.
We learned of the details during the first days of July. This liquidation
was no different from the others: first the ghetto had been blockaded; next
the victims were taken in big trucks to the outskirts of town where gaping
holes were ready for them; then they were shot.

Many Jews had tried to prepare for this day by digging hiding places under
their vegatable gardens. The Germans knew this but were unable to find
these havens during the short hours of the liquidation. So they set fire to
the ghetto, burning alive many hundreds of Jews in their hiding places.
Those who did come out leaped with their clothes flaming into the Szczara
River.

There was more terror to come. On the banks of the same river stood a
maternity hospital. The SS troopers marched into the hospital, grabbed
infants by their feet, spread their legs until they were split in half and
threw them through the windows into the river. That Friday the water of the
river was red with the blood of Jewish infants. The mothers were shot in
their beds. Later their bodies were burned in the inferno."

Byrna Bar Oni. The Vapor. Chicago: Visual Impact, Inc. 1976

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"WOMEN IN THE RESISTANCE AND IN THE HOLOCAUST: THE VOICES OF EYEWITNESSES"
Edited (and with introduction) by Vera Laska. Greenwood Press, Westport &
London, 1983. LOC 82-12018, ISBN 0-313-23457-4
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