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Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942, Minsk

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At Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942, see the bronze sculptures representing Jewish prisoners who descended a slope to their deaths in a pit. Artists Leonid Levin and Elsa Polak created the layout for this sculptural group of 27 figures in 2000. Look for the figures of a violinist, children, and a pregnant woman. The inscription on the obelisk commemorates the 5,000 victims of Nazi terror who were shot and burned on the site on March 2, 1942. The reconstruction of the memorial took eight years because all the work was done by hand. Put Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942 into our Minsk trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It was only through the good graces of my guide Andrei that I managed to see this moving memorial.It is hidden from the road.The statues capture the full horror of the tragedy.  more »
  • The memorial is on the site where more than 5000 Minsk Jews were murdered in the Holocaust. The bronze sculpture depicts a file of naked people, including children clinging on to parents, descending t...  more »
  • This place is extremely difficult to find and even the locals we asked didn't seem to know of it's existence. Situated in a small grassy area surrounded by high rise flats. This is a beautiful and poi...  more »

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