Myory

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Coordinates: 55°37′N 27°37′E / 55.617°N 27.617°E / 55.617; 27.617

Coat of Arms of Myory

Myory (Belarusian: Мёры; Russian: Миоры, Мёры; Lithuanian: Mėrai; Polish: Miory) is a town in the Vitebsk Region of Belarus, an administrative center of Myory District.

History

The town was first mentioned in 1514.

From 3 July 1941 until 4 July 1944, Myory was occupied by Nazi Germany and administered as a part of Generalbezirk Weißruthenien of Reichskommissariat Ostland. A ghetto was set up in the town where all Jews were kept imprisoned.[1] However, about 70 or 80 people managed to escape and a part of them joined the guerrilla group. In July 1942, Jews were ordered to gather in the square and then they were taken in the direction of Krukówka village. The Germans shot 678 people and their bodies were buried at the place of their execution. The final liquidation of the ghetto in Miory took place in December 1942.[2] A monument was built at the site of the massacre.[3]

Monument erected where the massacre took place.
Monument erected where the massacre took place.

References

  1. ^ http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/he/research/ghettos_encyclopedia/ghetto_details.asp?cid=591
  2. ^ http://www.sztetl.org.pl/en/article/miory/5,history/
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2016-05-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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