The memory of the prisoners of the Minsk ghetto was honored on October 23 in the capital

The ceremony of laying wreaths and stones was held at the Yama memorial complex.

October 21-23, 2020 marks 77 years since the complete liquidation of the Minsk ghetto. For 2 years of its existence from 1941 to 1943, more than 100 thousand Jews, both Belarusian and deported from Western Europe, were exterminated in it.

The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Republic of Belarus Alex Goldman-Shaiman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Austrian Republic to the Republic of Belarus Aloisia Wörgetter, and. about. Charge d'Affaires, head of the political department of the United States Embassy in the Republic of Belarus Elizabeth Hanny, JDC office in Minsk, the leadership of the UBJOC, Jewish organizations in Minsk, community members.

Chairman of the Council of the Association of Jewish Religious Communities in Belarus Vladimir Malinkin read a prayer.

Those who came laid wreaths, flowers and stones at the Black Obelisk, and also honored the memory of the dead with a minute of silence.