Memorial stone in commemoration of the victims of Nazism has been unveiled in Volozhin
07 July 2015
The memorial stone in commemoration of the civilians of the town shot by the Nazis there in 1941-1942 was unveiled in Volozhin, at the former town stadium between Belorusskaya and Naberezhnaya Streets on July 2.
There were found the remains of 107 people, who had been killed during the war, in 2014 during the preparation for the housing construction at that place. Such a number of victims has been found out during the excavations carried out by the 52nd separate specialized search battalion of the Ministry of Defense. None of the victims has been identified. It is only known that they were the civilians.
On the initiative of Yu.A.Chizh Director General of TRIPLE, LLC and with the support of the newspaper “Sovetskaya Belorussiya” a memorial stone has been set up on the burial site. Symbolically, the new memorial is located next to the monument erected over half a century ago. “This is our tribute to the history, our memory to the innocent victims,” said Yuri Chizh, Director General of TRIPLE, LLC, at the ceremony.
“We must remember the feat of our compatriots in the years of the Great Patriotic War and be grateful for the peace for which they paid a high price. More than a million Soviet prisoners of war and civilians were killed by the Nazis in concentration camps in Belarus,” said Semyon Shapiro, Chairman of the Minsk Region Executive Committee, at the opening ceremony of the memorial.
“The souls of those who have fallen dead on this land may calm, as we remember them. May the memory of them live forever,” said Iosif Shagal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus.
The representatives of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches, Jewish community performed the rituals of remembrance. The participants of the ceremony laid wreaths and held a moment of silence in memory of the dead.
02 June 2015
On the first day of summer, on the International Children’s Day the TRIPLE Group of Companies and Football Club “Dinamo-Minsk” held a traditional charity event. The pupils of the state educational institution “Minsk boarding school No.7” went on a football field of the training base “Staiki” together with the football players of “Dinamo”.
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