On the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of 5’000 Jews killed in Minsk ghetto a meeting of commemoration took place at Yama (the Pit) memorial

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Sixty two years ago 5 thousand Jews were killed in Minsk ghetto. This mournful date was commemorated on March 2 by a meeting at the Yama memorial, which gathered about 50 people.
The meeting gathered prisoners of the Minsk ghetto, Jews, who survived the Holocaust and those, who were born after the Second World War. Architect Leanid Levin, author of the Yama memorial, says the 2nd of March is a holy day. "I believe, this day has become a holy one not only for Jews, but also for all Minsk citizens. We all lived in one city, in one house, as they say. These 5 thousand victims are not the only people killed. About 100 thousand Jews were killed in Minsk ghetto. During the was years approximately 800 thousand Jews were killed".
Heads of diplomatic missions of the USA, the EU countries, Lithuania and Latvia visited the memorial to commemorate the Jews killed in Minsk ghetto.
No representatives of Belarus official authorities were noticed speaking at the meeting.

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