Building of Ghetto for Jews in Minsk Ordered by German Military Commander

Building of Ghetto for Jews in Minsk Ordered by German Military Commander

Minsk Ghetto

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The German military commander in Minsk orders the construction of a ghetto for Jews which will be closed off by walls from the rest of the city.

The total population of the ghetto will be 80,000-100,000. About 50,000 will be pre-war residents and the rest will be refugees forcibly resettled here by the Germany occupation authority.

In 1943 the ghetto will be liquidated. Many of the Jews from the Minsk ghetto will be killed in Sobibor; others will be massacred outside of the city. When the Soviet Red Army liberates Minsk in 1944, there will only be a few Jewish survivors left.

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