It was all the Red Cross in Minsk agents had to tell.
It happened in the spring and summer months of 1942 when the Nazis executed hundreds of thousands of Jewish families in Belarus. The mass slaughters were accomplished in daylight, in sight of the local population, accompanied by music, dancing and ringing of church bells. The sondercomando expeditions acted at this time over the entire Belarus-Litwak Yiddish Land. Frantz Karl Hess, second lieutenant of the thirty second Zondercommando, had completed on May 42 his bloody missions to Volozhin, Vishnievo, Dolginov and Ivia, brutally killing hundreds of Jewish children, men and women among the thousands executed by his unit and its local assistants. (See Franz Karl Hess Trial , page 576.)
It was done before the eyes of the entire local gentile population.
The Red Cross agents certainly knew it, but did not yell. They did not tell a word.
JewishGen, Inc. makes no representations regarding the accuracy of
the translation. The reader may wish to refer to the original material
JewishGen is not responsible for inaccuracies or omissions in the original work and cannot rewrite or edit the text to correct inaccuracies and/or omissions.
Our mission is to produce a translation of the original work and we cannot verify the accuracy of statements or alter facts cited.
Volozhin, Belarus Yizkor Book Project JewishGen Home Page
Copyright © 1999-2016 by JewishGen, Inc.
Updated 23 Sep 2006 by LA