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Kortelisy is a village in Ukrainemarker which was completely destroyed on September 23, 1942 by Germanymarker during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Unionmarker during World War II. Almost the entire population of 2,892 people were killed.

The village had since been rebuilt.

Less well-known are reports that the German Army destroyed a total of 459 villages in Ukraine, killing many or all of their residents.


  • World War II in Ukraine: Kortelisy (Ukraine), Lidice (Czechoslovakia) & Oradour-sur-Glane (France): Razed Villages.

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