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KOMSOMOLSK-ON-AMUR burials of prisoners at hospital



Date of burial
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Khabarovsk Krai, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Amurlitmash district
Access in a populated area
Public transport
On foot
Visiting Hours or Restrictions
Type of burial
Camp (prison) burial ground
Current use
Commercial use
Presence of memorials, etc.
Protected status
Not protected

In the 1940s prisoners from Nizhneamurlag [1940-1955] were buried in the cemetery at hospital No 2 of Construction Project No 500, an area presently occupied by the Amur Foundry & Machine Engineering Plant (Amurlitmash). Mortality was high, reaching 30-40 deaths a day in 1943. The numbers buried in the cemetery have not been established and their names remain unknown.

The location of the hospital and the cemetery were indicated by witnesses from among the staff at the plant. Currently, the area they occupied is given over to the orchards of Amurlitmash.  

Books of Remembrance

“I would like to recall them all by name”: A martyrology [of the Khabarovsk Krai] (5 vols. 1998-2002) includes 26,000 biographical entries on those shot and sent to the camps. Unless the prisoners were from the Khabarovsk Krai their names will not be included in the Book of Remembrance.

Nature of area requiring preservation
State of burialsAreaBoundaries
have not survived
not defined
Administrative responsibility and ownership, informal responsibility for the site
On land under the control of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur City Administration
Sources and bibliography

[ Original texts & hyperlinks ]

M.A. Kuzmina, The Traces of Trampled Graves, Memorial: Komsomolsk-on-Amur, 2007 (88 pp)