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Monument to Fallen Jewish People on March 2, 1942

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'The Pit'

This memorial is actually called 'The Pit' commemorating when 5000 Jews were marched into a pit and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Globaljoan
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Emotionally charged monument

Emotionally charged monument to remind war tragedies.Visited it at night as was near our... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
mariostoona
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Athens, Greece
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Corner of Zaslavskaya St, and Melnikaite St, Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This memorial is actually called 'The Pit' commemorating when 5000 Jews were marched into a pit and killed and then covered by dirt in a mass grave. This is a most moving piece in that the facelessness of the people and their body expressions relay...More

2  Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Emotionally charged monument to remind war tragedies.Visited it at night as was near our hotel,there wasn't much light but still worth a visit!

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Came here on an early Sunday morning on final day of my trip to Minsk. The streets were mostly empty and the day was sunny. I was here by myself with nobody around. It was a very moving experience and I sat on the stairs...More

1  Thank 728russellf
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This monument obviously has powerful and undoubted significance. But for whatever reason didn’t capture my imagination in the same way as similar scale monuments have elsewhere. At a remote edge of the park it’s a small monument at the edge of the park. Worth a...More

Thank swanboy01
Reviewed 9 September 2018

It's located not too far from the Galleria Mall and is set in an oasis of tranquillity away from all the hustle and bustle of Minsk. It's a poignant and timely reminder of the suffering inflicted upon the Jews of Minsk. The monument itself is...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

This museum was close from our hotel, so we decided to go there. It is not a big statue, but so meaningful... Interesting memorial.

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I found the site easy to find using the map on TripAdvisor and then selecting google maps. The PIT is just that and is very sobering with the bronze victims frozen in time. The children hiding their faces the pregnant couple touching the small showing,...More

2  Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Powerfully / disturbingly evocative. Heartbreaking. Kudos to the creators. A must see — especially for anyone nonchalant about Man’s recent history.

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

I believe it is called the "PIT" Here is where I believe 5000 Jews were slaughtered and buried in this mass grave. For me one if the most touching of the memorials to the murdered Jews in Minsk. The statue of the families marching to...More

1  Thank RickSFlorida
Reviewed 8 August 2018

The nazi's murdered almost the entire jewish population of Belarus and in this pit, on one day in 1942, they killed some 5000 of them, including women and children. This monument shows a row of people , descending into the pit in order to be...More

2  Thank Niels H
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