Belarus

Belarusians honoured by Yad Vashem for saving Jews during the Second World War

A ceremony to honour Belarusians, as Righteous Among the Nations, took place in Sharkovshchina, near Vitebsk, on Tuesday.

Belarus court confirms guilty verdict for neo-Nazis who defaced Holocaust memorial

A higher court in Belarus has confirmed the verdict in the case of three young neo-Nazis from the city of Mogilev. In November 2016, the skinheads smeared black paint on...

Jewish cultural museum to be set up in 17th century Belarusian synagogue

A museum of Jewish culture will be set up in the 17th-century synagogue in the Belarussian town of Slonim. The project to reconstruct the synagogue will be financed by the...

Belarus Jews march in memory of Holocaust victims

The Menorah Jewish community in the Belarussian city of Hrodno has remembered the city’s Holocaust victims in a march through its streets. The event was attended by about a hundred...

Belarusian town marks 75th anniversary of Nazi destruction of town’s ghetto

The Jewish community in Bobruisk, Belarus, commemorated 75 years since the extermination of the Bobruisk ghetto during the Holocaust in three days of memorial events this week. About 14,000 Bobruisk...

Residents of Peres’ Belarus birthplace gather outside his childhood home

Residents of the Belarus birthplace of Shimon Peres gathered outside his childhood home to pay their respects to the most important international figure to emerge from their village. Villagers in...

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