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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Sally Stern (1889 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Stern, Sally Salli geboren am 20.September 1889 in Niederurff / Fritzlar / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. Main Deportation: 1942, Mi...
  • Hedwig Stern (1897 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Stern, Hedwig geborene Kadden geboren am 22.Februar 1897 in Wohra / Kirchhain / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. Main Deportation: 194...
  • Samuel Levi (1892 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levi, Samuel geboren am 10.September 1892 in Niederaula / Hersfeld / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Niederaula Deportation: ab Frankfurt a.Main 1...
  • Betti Levi (1896 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levi, Betti geborene Kadden geboren am 10.März 1896 in Wohra / Kirchhain / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Niederaula Deportation: ab Frank...
  • Albert Bär (1882 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bär, Albert geboren am 08.August 1882 in Frankenberg (Eder) / - / Hessen-Nassau wohnhaft in Frankfurt a. Main Deportation: ab Frankfu...

The Minsk Ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It was one of the largest in Eastern Europe, and the largest in the German-occupied territory of the Soviet Union. It housed close to 100,000 Jews, most of whom perished in The Holocaust.

The ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union and capture of the city of Minsk, capital of the Belorussian SSR, on 28 June 1941.

On the fifth day after the occupation, 2,000 Jewish intelligentsia were massacred by the Germans; from then on, murders of Jews became a common occurrence. About 20,000 Jews were murdered within the first few months of the German occupation, mostly by the Einsatsgruppen squads.

The ghetto was liquidated on 21 October 1943, with many Minsk Jews perishing in the Sobibor extermination camp.

Several thousands were massacred at Maly Trostenets extermination camp (before the war, Maly Trostenets was a village a few miles to the east of Minsk). By the time the Red Army retook the city on 3 July 1944, there were only a few Jewish survivors.

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