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23-September-2016
23-September-2016

Photographs supplied by Sandra Brown
A monument commemorates the Jews who were massacred by the Nazis and their collaborators after the occupation of Bialystok and their surrounds during World War Two.

The Białystok Ghetto was a World War Two ghetto set up by Nazi Germany in the newly formed capital of Bezirk Bialystok district of German-occupied Poland between July 26 and early August 1941. About 50,000 Jews from the vicinity of Bialystok and the surrounding region were herded into a small area of the city. The ghetto was split in two by the Biala River running through it. Most inmates were put to work in the forced-labor enterprises for the German war effort, primarily in large textile, shoe and chemical factories established within its boundaries. The ghetto was liquidated in November 1943 after the courageous Bialystok Ghetto Uprising was crushed. All its inhabitants were either killed locally or transported in cattle trucks to the Majdabek and Treblinka extermination camps.

The Holocaust was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler'`s Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews. The victims included 1.5 million children and represented about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe. Some definitions of the Holocaust include the additional five million non-Jewish victims of Nazi mass murders bringing the total to about 11 million.

Location

Address:50 Browns Road, Melbourne Chevra Kadisha Springvale Cemetery, Noble Park North, 3174
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.945607
Long: 145.187837
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide

Dedication

Left Side Inscription
       BIALYSTOK 
AND SURROUNDS
           POLAND 
         1939 -1945

       (Hebrew) 

A jewel in the crown of Polish Jewry
          for 500 years.

In memory of over 200,000 of our beloved Jews
   from Bialystok and surrounds -
        the young and the old, 
       the men and the women,
      the fighters and the children
who were massacred by the Nazis 
     and their collaborators.

And in acknowledgement of those who survived,
strove to make a new life for themselves
            and never forget. 
Right Side Inscription
(Inscription in Hebrew)
Source: MA
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