Accessibility links

Breaking News

Holocaust Victims' Remains Buried In Belarus

Holocaust Victims' Remains Buried In Belarus
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:01:30 0:00

The remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims were laid to rest in a solemn ceremony in the city of Brest in Belarus. The remains, discovered at a construction site in January, were buried in coffins covered with the Star of David on May 22. The burial at a cemetery outside of Brest was attended by city officials, Jewish community leaders, and diplomats. Belarus was home to a large Jewish community before World War II. The Nazi wartime administration confined an estimated 28,000 people in a Jewish ghetto in Brest until it was destroyed in October 1942, when thousands were executed.