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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Hedwig Mahler (1877 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Hedwig Last Name Mahler Date of Birth 18.11.1877 Place of Birth Tischenreuth Residence Wien 7, Neubaugasse 25/12 D...
  • Theodor Mahler (1873 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Theodor Last Name Mahler Date of Birth 04.07.1873 Place of Birth Iglau Residence Wien 7, Neubaugasse 25/12 Deporta...
  • Leopold Schwarz (1894 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Leopold Last Name Schwarz Date of Birth 15.09.1894 Residence Wien 6, Corneliusgasse 2/18 Deportation Wien/Minsk Da...
  • Adele Than (1870 - 1941)
    Was ich über den Tod von meiner Grosstante Adele Than weiss: Ihr Sohn Felix war bereits 1933 aus erklärlichen Gründen mit seiner Ehefrau nach NewYork emigriert. Meine Grosstante,...
  • Ludwig Rotter (1866 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes First Name Ludwig Last Name Rotter Date of Birth 02.06.1866 Residence Wien 7, Mondscheingasse 16 Deportation Wien/Minsk Date ...

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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