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  • Rashel Shela Shelinka Mintz (b. - 1941)
    Rashel Mintz was born in Wilno in 1923 to Alexander and Chanah nee Esterowicz. She was a child. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilno, Poland. During the war she was in Wilno, Ghetto. Rashel perished in 194...
  • Chanah Anya Mintz (b. - 1941)
    Chanah Mintz nee Esterowicz was born in Wilno in 1894 to Leiba and Margalit nee Zeligman. She was married to Sasha. Prior to WWII she lived in Wilno, Poland. During the war she was in Wilno, Poland. Ch...
  • Aleaxander Sasha Mintz (b. - 1941)
    Alexander Mintz was born in Odessa. He was married to Chanah nee Esterowicz. Prior to WWII he lived in Wilno, Poland. During the war he was in Wilno, Poland. Alexander perished in 1941 in Ponary Area, ...

Paneriai (Polish: Ponary, Yiddish: פאנאר/Ponar) is a neighborhood of Vilnius, situated about 10 kilometres away from the city center. It is the largest elderate in the Vilnius city municipality and is located on low forested hills, on the Vilnius-Warsaw road.

The Ponary massacre (or Paneriai massacre, Polish: zbrodnia w Ponarach) was the mass-murder of 100,000 people, mostly Polish Jews, by German SD and SS and Lithuanian Nazi collaborators by Sonderkommando collaborators (Special SD and German Security Police Squad Ypatingasis būrys units) during World War II and the Holocaust in Reichskommissariat Ostland. The executions took place between July 1941 and August 1944 near the railway station of Paneriai (Polish: Ponary), then in Poland and now a suburb of Vilnius, Lithuania. Some 70,000 Jews were murdered in Ponary, along with estimated 20,000 Poles and 8,000 Russians, many from nearby Vilnius.