Lelchytsy

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Lelchytsy
Belarusian:Лельчыцы
Official seal of Lelchytsy
Seal
Lelchytsy is located in Belarus
Lelchytsy
Lelchytsy
Coordinates: 51°47′22″N 28°19′17″E / 51.78944°N 28.32139°E / 51.78944; 28.32139Coordinates: 51°47′22″N 28°19′17″E / 51.78944°N 28.32139°E / 51.78944; 28.32139
Country  Belarus
Voblast Gomel Region
Raion Lyelchytsy Raion
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Lelchytsy[1] (Belarusian: Лельчыцы, Russian: Лельчицы, Lelchitsy, Polish: Lelczyce) is a town in Gomel Region, Belarus, the capital of Lyelchytsy Raion.[2][3]

Lelchytsy is located by the Ubort River, 251 km southwest of Gomel.

History[edit]

The city was occupied by German troops in late August 1941. On September, 1941 and in early spring 1942, local policemen and German gendarmes murdered Jews of the town in several mass executions.[4] Many hidden Jews were later caught and then shot. Then, the Jewish houses were also plundered. The last remaining Jews were shot in summer 1942, along with Soviet citizens, under the pretext of having links to the partisans.

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