|CHERVEN (Igumen): Minsk|
Located at 53°42' N, 28°26' E in Igumen uezd, Minsk guberniya-Minsk Oblast, 37.9 miles ESE of Minsk.Alternate name: Chervyen' [Bel], Cherven [Rus], Igumen [Rus, until 1923], Eihumen [Yid], Ihumeń [Pol], Czerwień, Červień, Tscherwen, Cerven', Belarusian and Russian: Чэрвень. Known as Ігумен (Igumen) until 1923. 1900 Jewish population: 2,817. Photos of Holocaust memorial. Inscription: The Russian text on the manuscript euphemistically referring to "citizens" says: "Here rest the remains of more than 2000 Soviet citizens, shot in Cherven by the Fascist-German barbarians on 2 February 1942.". Below there is a date, presumably when the stone was erected, which is illegible but appears to be in the 1950s. ShtetLink [March 2009]
Cemetery: photos. Leaving the A244 approaching Cherven from the west, immediately on the right is the overgrown Jewish Cemetery with turkeys walking around. No maintenance or care. Many stones askew and weatherworn. Some contemporary gravestones exist although Jews no longer live there.
Cherven.photos [March 2009]
Cemetery photos. [February 2010]
|Last Updated on Thursday, 18 February 2010 13:09|