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. Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942 is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Minsk Edition.
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  • Vacationing with his wife in Minsk decided to stroll through the Memorial places, came to the Navigator. The first thought that I visited this fear, otchaine ... the sculptor was able to pass even the fear in the eyes of the people standing in the queue to its death. Children, women and the elderly. regret and memory by him.
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  • Imagine... On 1 day, 5,000 innocent men, women, and children, shot and buried at this spot. 100,000 people in total. This is a hard-to-find and disturbing memorial. Certainly worth your time.  more »
  • Beyond the importance of this memorial from historical and memory point of view, this site is unbelievably touching. From first look it seems to be simple and consist of stairs wit statue memorial obe...  more »

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