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.
“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.
|State of burials
have not survived