80 years deportation

Deportationszug nach Minsk

80 years ago, the first deportation train, which brought Jews from Königsberg, Tilsit and Allenstein to their death in Minsk, headed for its terrible destination. On the evening of June 24 men, women and children had boarded the wagons. At June 25 in the afternoon they were all loaded into cattle cars at Wołkowysk station. 628 people from East Prussia and another 200 who had been added to the transport from Berlin were taken to the nearby village of Maly Trostenets immediately after their arrival in Minsk and shot there. In contrast to the otherwise so precise bookkeeping of the SS, no lists of persons are known from this train.