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Minsk Ghetto גטו מינסק

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  • Ella Gundelfinger (1891 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Gundelfinger, Ella geboren am 23. April 1891 in Heilbronn / - / Württemberg wohnhaft in Nürnberg und Düsseldorf Deportation: ab Düsseldorf 10. November 19...
  • Hans Erle (1899 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Erle, Hans geboren am 15. November 1899 in Hameln / - / Hannover wohnhaft in Hannover Deportation: ab Hamburg 08. November 1941, Minsk, Ghetto
  • Ilse Löwenstein (1924 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Löwenstein, Ilse geboren am 21. September 1924 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportation: ab Hamburg 08. November 1941, Minsk, G...
  • Marianne Martha* Löwenstein (1884 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Löwenstein, Marianne Martha geborene Bielefeld geboren am 13. August 1884 in Hamburg / - / Hansestadt Hamburg wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportation: ab Hamburg ...
  • Julius Löwenstein (1881 - 1941)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Löwenstein, Julius geboren am 02. April 1881 in Hameln / - / Hannover wohnhaft in Hamburg Deportation: ab Hamburg 08. November 1941, Minsk, Ghetto cf.:

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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