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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Helene ten Bosch (1920 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bosch, Helene ten geboren am 03. Oktober 1920 in Bocholt / Borken / Westfalen wohnhaft in Bremen Deportation: ab Hamburg 18. November 1941, ...
  • Fanny ten Bosch (1887 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Bosch, Fanny Fanni ten geborene Katz geboren am 11. Juli 1887 in Silixen / Brake / Lippe wohnhaft in Silixen und Bremen Deportation: ab Hamb...
  • Abraham ten Bosch (1881 - 1942)
    Malermeister ten Bosch Der Malermeister Abraham ten Bosch, Jahrgang 1881, hatte einen eigenen Betrieb. Mit seiner sechs Jahre jüngeren Frau Fanny, geborene Katz, und der erwachsenen Tochter He...
  • Malchen Hirsch (1881 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hirsch, Malchen geborene Fränkel geboren am 22. Oktober 1881 in Obbach / Schweinfurt / Bayern wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportation: ab H...
  • Frieda Oppenheimer (1894 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Oppenheimer, Frieda geboren am 24. Oktober 1894 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportation: ab Hamburg 08. November...

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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