Navahrudak: Creation of Memorial to Holocaust Victims Begins

2006 2006-12-14T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

At place of a former ghetto in Navahrudak a memorial to Holocaust victims is being created. It is intended to restore the workshops where convicts worked and two rooms of the barrack where a ghetto was situated during the World War II. Archeologists also plan to make excavation in the place where the convicts made a tunnel through which many of them managed to escape. During the last 15 years the local museum of regional studies has maintained contacts with the people who survived Holocaust and Jewish emigrants from Navahrudak. On the initiative and with the financial support of Jack Cogan who now lives in London, in 1990 three monuments were put on the places of massive fusillades in Jews.

According to the European radio for Belarus