Dov Lopatyn

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Dov Lopatyn was the head of the Judenrat in Łachwa, Poland (present-day Lakhva, Belarus) in 1941-42. He refused the demand of the Einsatzgruppen that the Lakhva Ghetto inhabitants line up for deportation, and, on 3 September 1942, he led one of the first ghetto uprisings of the war.[1]

More than half of the ghetto population was either killed in the fighting or taken to nearby pits and shot.[citation needed] A number did escape to the Pripet Marshes, where some joined partisan units. Lopatyn joined a communist partisan unit, and was killed on 21 February 1944 by a landmine.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ This Month in Holocaust History: September 3, 1942. Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority website; accessed 27 April 2014.
  2. ^ Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority; accessed 27 April 2014.
  3. ^ Lachva, Multimedia Learning Centre: The Simon Wiesenthal Center; accessed 27 April 2014.
  4. ^ Pallavicini, Stephen and Patt, Avinoam. "Lachwa", An Encyclopedic History of Camps, Ghettos, and Other Detention Sites in Nazi Germany and Nazi-Dominated Territories, 1933-1945: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; accessed 27 April 2014.