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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Alfred Eisfelder (1888 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Eisfelder, Alfred geboren am 20. Oktober 1888 in Berlin / - / Stadt Berlin wohnhaft in Berlin Deportationsziel: ab Berlin 14. November 194...
  • Wilfried Sträussler (1890 - 1941)
    Dokumentationsarchiv des österreichischen Widerstandes Vorname Wilfried Nachname Sträussler Geburtstag 17.09.1890 Geburtsort Kostel Wohnort Wien 19, Bauernfeldgasse 38 Depor...
  • Otto Sternberg (1879 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Sternberg, Otto geboren am 06. Juli 1879 in Plettenberg / Altena / Westfalen wohnhaft in Wuppertal Deportationsziel: ab Düsseldorf 10...
  • Herbert Herz (1912 - 1962)
    Anfang der 1940er Jahre Deportation nach dem Ghetto in Minsk, das er als einer der wenigen seines Transports überlebte. cf.: Gutenstein-Hulsemann Web Site on MyHeritage managed by Peter Gutens...
  • Eugenie Weil (1875 - d.)

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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