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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Maximilian Borchardt (1879 - 1941)
    Deported with Transport Da 54 from Berlin,Berlin,Berlin,Germany to Minsk,Ghetto. Nov 14 1941
  • Erna Recha Rosa* Cussel (1889 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Cussel, Erna Recha Rosa geborene Lesser geboren am 15. Oktober 1889 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin Deportationsziel: ab Ber...
  • Erwin Kraus (1894 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes Vorname Erwin Nachname Kraus Geburtstag 11.11.1894 Geburtsort Wien Wohnort Hamburg Deportation Hamburg/Minsk Deportationsda...
  • Wilhelm Willy Grünberg (1891 - 1941)
    born on 14th January 1891 in Jemgum / Weener / Hannover resident of Leer and Essen Deportation destination: from Düsseldorf 10th November 1941, Minsk, ghetto Date/Place of Death: officially ...
  • Philipp Grünberg (1883 - 1941)

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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