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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Fanny Loewenhaupt (1869 - d.)
    Löwenhaupt, Fanny, geb. Weil. Correct Name Löwenhaupt, Franziska called Fanny Geboren am 27.05.1869 in Oberdorf, Kr. Aalen/Neresheim verwitwet Deportiert am 02.07.1942 nach Theresiens...
  • Emma Mautner (1889 - c.1944)
    "Die Familie Wolf" - by Ernst Wolf 1924 see no. 190 was transported on the first Nazi transport to the east from Brno, ending up in Minsk. She left Brno on the 16.11.1941. Some time after September...
  • Albert Eisinger (1871 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes Vorname Albert Nachname Eisinger Geburtstag1 5.01.1871 Wohnort Wien 2, Blumauergasse 20/11 Deportation Wien/Minsk Deportation...
  • Max Ehrenzweig (1872 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Max Last Name Ehrenzweig Date of Birth 24.06.1872 (INCORRECT) Residence Wien 3, Custozzagasse 10/9 Deportation Wien/...

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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