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Centropa’s AudioWalks take you on a journey through the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe.

Use our multimedia maps, and explore the family pictures, archival material, and personal stories of 21 Jewish Holocaust survivors to get a unique insight into Europe’s rich Jewish heritage, and to discover sites of Jewish life in towns in Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.

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2. Jubilee Square

Today, the Jubilee Square – in Belarusian: Jubilejnaja Ploscha – is a place of entertainment that houses, for instance, the Belorussian Cinema. During the German occupation, however, it was the central place of the Minsk Ghetto and therefore a square where numerous crimes against the Jewish population took place.

1. Entrance to the Ghetto 

When the Nazis invaded Belarus in June 1941, the Jews of Minsk and the surrounding area were forced to move to the Minsk Ghetto within five days. The ghetto was established in the poor Rakauskaye suburb. From November 1941, the area was surrounded by barbed wire, and the people were allowed to leave only in work detachments.

Villa Kligman

Villa Kligman

Villa Kligman was the home of one of the most famous Jewish families from Chişinău. It was built in 1898 on behalf of the lawyer Moses Kligman.

Celan Monument

A monument on Holovna street is dedicated to the famous Poet Paul Celan.

Main Synagogue of the Bukovina

Main synagogue of the Bukovina

The former praying house of the Korn family, on Sadovskoho Street 11, today houses the Main Synagogue of Bukovyna. Aside from the Bei Tfilah Benyamin synagogue, this is currently the only active synagogue in Chernivtsi.