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Pin made in Ukraine, 1971. The text on the the pin reads:”400 year Bakhmut”. Bakhmut, formerly known as Artemivsk, from 1924 to 2016, is a city in eastern Ukraine. It serves as the administrative center of Bakhmut Raion in Donetsk Oblast. Bakhmut was designated a city of regional significance until 2020 when the designation was abolished. Population: 71,094 (2022 est.). During the Second World War, German troops occupied Artemivsk from 31 October 1941 to 5 September 1943. Nikolai Mikhailovich Zhorov was the secretary of the underground City Party Committee during occupation from 1941. In early 1942, German Einsatzgruppe C took some 3,000 Jews from Artemivsk to a mine shaft two kilometres outside of town and shot into the crowd, killing several people and driving the rest into a tunnel. The soldiers then bricked up the entrance to the tunnel, suffocating the thousands of people trapped inside.