Dobrush

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Dobrush
Добруш
Official seal of Dobrush
Seal
Dobrush is located in Belarus
Dobrush
Dobrush
Coordinates: 52°25′N 31°19′E / 52.417°N 31.317°E / 52.417; 31.317
Country  Belarus
Region Gomel Region
Population (2005)
 • Total 18,380 (2,016)
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Dobrush (Belarusian: Добруш, [ˈdɔbruʂ], Russian: Добруш, Polish: Dobrusz) is a town within the Gomel Region of Belarus. It is located on the Iput River. Mentioned for the first time in 1335.

Dobruš is governed by a Regional Executive Committee, the chairman of which is Volha Mokharava.

History

On November 21, 1941, 106 local Jews and 19 Soviet activists were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by Einsatzkommando 8, coming from Gomel, assisted by local policemen[1]. During the spring of 1942, another execution took place in which about 70 Jews were also killed.[2]

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Coordinates: 52°25′N 31°19′E / 52.417°N 31.317°E / 52.417; 31.317