|Catalog No.||8381||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A camp for Soviet POWs on Shirukuja Street in Minsk.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||00965p||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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A camp for Soviet POWs on Shirukuja Street in Minsk.
Additional information on the camp:
This was initially a camp for Jews, and later became the principal camp for POWs in Minsk (in the Soviet army barracks). POWs were brought here, as well as 300 Jews who worked at clearing the ruins of the ghetto. The place included a punishment camp for Jews charged wtih looting (according to antisemitic propaganda). In this camp were Jewish POWs from the Soviet Red Army, including Aleksandr Pechersky, (subsequently transferred to the Sobibor camp) and others who were transferred to various camps.
Four partisan commanders were smuggled out of the camp: Semyon Gozanko (a Russian, commander of a Jewish partisan unit, the Budionny Battalion) , Tamarkin, Zacher Boyko and Tatiana Boyko. Close