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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Belarus Commemorates Holocaust Victims

Yefim Tsvik. 11 April. International Day to Remember the Liberation of the Prisoners of the Nazi Concentration Camps. 1985

11 April: International Day to Remember the Liberation of the Prisoners of the Nazi Concentration Camps

Yefim Tsvik

1985

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On Saturday, Belarus marked Holocaust Victims Memorial Day. On 2 March 1942, the Nazis killed more than 5,000 Jews from the Minsk Ghetto (which had 80,000 to 100,000 residents) at the “Pit”. Later, in 1947, the USSR erected a monument to Holocaust victims at the place of this tragedy. This Saturday, Belarusian Jewish groups came to the memorial to commemorate the victims of that massacre.

2 March 2013

Voice of Russia World Service

http://english.ruvr.ru/2013_03_02/Belarus-commemorates-Holocaust-victims/

 

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