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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Alfred Levy (1896 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levy, Alfred geboren am 08. Juni 1896 in Brodenbach / Sankt Goar / Rheinprovinz wohnhaft in Hamburg Inhaftierungsort: bis 18. Januar 1939, S...
  • Tirze Levy (1939 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levy, Tirze geboren am 31. Juli 1939 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportationsziel: ab Hamburg 18. November 194...
  • Anni Levy (1909 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levy, Anni geborene Borchardt geboren am 12. November 1909 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportationsziel: ab Hamb...
  • Max Lazarus (1884 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Lazarus, Max geboren am 30. August 1884 in Wittenburg / Hagenow / Mecklenburg wohnhaft in Wittenburg und Hamburg Inhaftierungsort: 10. Novem...
  • Sophie Levy (1881 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Levy, Sophie geborene Traugott geboren am 07. Januar 1881 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportationsziel: ab Hambu...

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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