Dobrush (Belarusian: Добруш, [ˈdɔbruʂ], Russian: Добруш, Polish: Dobrusz) is a town within the Gomel Region of Belarus. It is located on the Iput River. Mentioned for the first time in 1335.

Dobrush

Добруш
Coat of arms of Dobrush
Coat of arms
Dobrush is located in Belarus
Dobrush
Dobrush
Coordinates: 52°25′N 31°19′E / 52.417°N 31.317°E / 52.417; 31.317
Country Belarus
RegionGomel Region
Population
 (2005)
 • Total18,380 (2,016)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Dobruš is governed by a Regional Executive Committee, the chairman of which is Volha Mokharava.

HistoryEdit

On November 21, 1941, 106 local Jews and 19 Soviet activists were murdered in a mass execution perpetrated by Einsatzkommando 8, coming from Gomel, assisted by local policemen[1]. During the spring of 1942, another execution took place in which about 70 Jews were also killed.[2]

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Coordinates: 52°25′N 31°19′E / 52.417°N 31.317°E / 52.417; 31.317