The Square of the Marthyr Jews of the Pogrom from June 1941
The crossroads of the streets Gării and Râpa Galbenă
In June 2016, at the crossroads of the streets Gării and Râpa Galbenă, „The Marthy Jews Square” was inaugurated, a tribute to the victims of the Iași Pogrom. After the massacre from the courtyard of the Police Headquarters, the surviving Jews were lined up, escorted to the train station, and boarded the „Death Trains.” In the area called Râpa Galbenă, there were attacks on the convoy with Jews heading towards the station.
„We get out of the courtyard accompanied by a red belt that dripped down the street. It was the blood of those killed by bullets the day before. We left behind piles of corpses and people struggling between life and death. […] Our long convoy that you couldn`t see its end started to walk after the guarding of the prisoners was reinforced with German armor: a tank opened the column, and a second closed it. We crawled close to each other, stepping fully of fears as if heavy chains were hanging from our feet.” – Leonard Zăicescu, a survivor of the Iași Pogrom.
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