Belarusian: Гарадзея, Russian: Городея

Haradzeya is located in Belarus
Coordinates: 53°18′47″N 26°32′5″E / 53.31306, 26.53472Coordinates: 53°18′47″N 26°32′5″E / 53.31306, 26.53472
Country  Belarus
Region Minsk Voblasts
Rayon Nyasvizh Rayon
Population (2009)
 • Total 4,100
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Haradzeya (Belarusian: Гарадзея, Russian: Городея, Polish: Horodziej, Lithuanian: Gorodėja) is a town in Republic of Belarus, located in the Nyasvizh Rayon in the Minsk Voblasts. First documental record: 1530.


Before World War II, the precise number of Jews living in Gorodeya is not known, but it was probably somewhere between 700 and 1,000, the third of the total population. The village was under German occupation from 1941 to 1944.

In 1941, an enclosed ghetto of a few houses was established. On July 16, 1942, the ghetto was liquidated. Some Jews were transported in trucks, but most were marched on foot, to a small hill near the Christian cemetery, where a pit had been dug. On the way to the killing site, the guards shot several Jews who were unable to keep up. Approximately 1,000 Jews were shot that day by an Einsatzgruppen.[1]

See also[]

  • FC Gorodeya


External links[]

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