1944 Juli 2 Maly Trostinets: Photos

View of the charred remains of Jewish victims burned by the Germans in the Maly Trostinets concentration camp.

Maly Trostinets was the site of a concentration camp where Jews from the final actions in Minsk were murdered between July 28 and July 31, 1942. In 1942 Jews from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland were transported there to be killed. Most of the victims were lined up in front of pits and shot to death. In the fall of 1943 the Germans began to hide the traces of the mass murder by cremating the bodies and on June 30, 1944 they burned the camp to the ground.

Date: Circa 1944

Locale: Maly Trostinets, [Minsk] USSR

Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Belarussian State Archive of Documentary Film and Photography

©: Public Domain

by USHMM, 21.08.2007