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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Mathilde Patzau (1873 - 1941)
    Source: Namentliche Erfassung der oesterreichischen Holocaustopfer, Dokumentationsarchiv des oesterreichischen Widerstandes (Documentation Centre for Austrian Resistance), Wien Last Name: Patzau First ...
  • Bertha Neubauer (1878 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Bertha Last Name Neubauer Date of Birth 15.12.1878 Place of Birth Wien Residence Wien 1, Gonzagagasse 14/17 Deport...
  • Bertha Reichsfeld (1883 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Bertha Last Name Reichsfeld Date of Birth 08.12.1883 Place of Birth Szekesfehervar, Ungarn Residence Wien 12, Gierst...
  • Alfons Reichsfeld (1875 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Alfons Last Name Reichsfeld Date of Birth 23.06.1875 Place of Birth Wien Residence Wien 12, Gierstergasse 13/1 Dep...
  • Bertha Geiringer (Eisner) (1876 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Berta Last Name Geiringer Date of Birth 16.12.1876 Residence Wien 3, Reisnerstrasse 3/14 Deportation Wien/Minsk Da...

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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