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Construction workers stumble on mass grave with 1,000 executed Jews in belarus

In Brest, a city in belarus on the border with Poland, are in a mass grave the remains of probably thousands of executed Jews found. The skeletons were discover

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Construction workers stumble on mass grave with 1,000 executed Jews in belarus
In Brest, a city in belarus on the border with Poland, are in a mass grave the remains of probably thousands of executed Jews found. The skeletons were discovered in the excavation of a residential apartment complex and shopping mall. The victims were from the ghetto of Brest, where during the Second world War, 28,000 people were imprisoned by the nazis.

White Russian soldiers are currently involved in the excavation of the remains of both men, women and children. All of them were killed with a bullet, thus the bullet wounds on the skulls. the

600 skeletons have already been recovered, but it is expected that, in total, more than 1,000 will be found. The past three weeks were in the mass grave every day, 40 skeletons excavated. The construction work will be suspended until all the remains have been excavated. “We will not allow that on top of the bones of people is to be built,” says Alexander Rogachuk, the mayor of Brest.

Ghetto of Brest

Researchers are sure that the excavated remains are from victims of the ghetto of Brest, where between 1941 and 1942 many as 28,000 people trapped lived. In the autumn of 1942, all the property of the Jewish inhabitants diminished. The Jews gave added, but they were still one being liquidated.

The most among them, 16 or 17,000 people, were in the course of two days in October 1942, executed at Bronnaya Gora, a village near Brest. The rest were deported to concentration camps. Barely 19 people survived the mass execution.

800,000 Jews perished

The nazis murdered a total of three million people in belarus, among whom 800,000 Jews. According to some historians, would be no other country as hard ago under the nazibezetting as White Russia. They point to the existence of nazikampen and executieplaatsen in places like Panerai, Baranavitsji and Ozaritsji.

The nazis built during the war three camps in Baranavitsji, where a total of 128.000 deaths fell. In Panerai were between 1941 and 1944, 70,000 jews from Poland and Lithuania were killed. In the village of Ozaritsji has, according to historians, one of the biggest crimes by the Wehrmacht occurred. There is the number of victims of 13,000 estimated.

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