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Belarus

Memorial of Kolishki Jewish Cemetery opens in Vitebsk Region

Key contributors to the project included the Jewish Cultural Centre "Mishpokha," the Union of Belarusian Jewish Public Associations and Communities, local donors, relatives of Jews buried at the cemetery, local authorities, and volunteers.

Union of Belarusian Jewish Public Associations and Communities unveils plaque honouring the Jews of the Minsk Ghetto

An official ceremony was held at the former entrance to the Minsk Ghetto, commemorating the memory of over 100,000 Jews who perished there between 1941 and 1943.

Memorial from broken headstones to mark desecrated Jewish cemetery in Brest

Brest was home to more than 20,000 Jews before the war. After the Holocaust, only about 10 remained.

Mass grave of Holocaust victims uncovered in Belarus

The grave contained bone fragments and skeletons, some with bullets in their skulls and others with shoes strewn beside their bodies, as well as ammunition and personal objects.

Jewish communal building in Gomel vandalised with antisemitic graffiti

Antisemitic graffiti was spray-painted on the building of a Jewish community center on Krasnoarmeyskaya Street in Gomel (Homyel), the second most populous city in Belarus.

Marc Chagall’s synagogue in Belarus is for sale to anyone willing to restore it

The remains of the synagogue in Belarus where the family of painter Marc Chagall used to pray are up for sale for anyone willing to restore the building.

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