Throughout its history, Belarus was thescene of many destructive wars. Incontemporary history the largest and mostbrutal w...
22d of June 1941. The German fascists      attacked the Soviet Union.     The Great Patriotic War began.
From the first hours of the war Belarus became the scene of severe fighting.
The defenders of Brest Fortress were the first to take thestrike of German invaders on themselves on June 22, 1941
The fascists were attacking the Fortress during the whole week. The Soviet soldiershad to repel 6-7 attacks a day. There w...
For the people of Belarus Brest                           Fortress remains a famous                           symbol of th...
Despite bravery and heroism, the enemywas not stopped; and by September thewhole area of Belarus had beenoccupied by the G...
The Germans established the so - called“new order” based on terror. They movedBelarusian, German and Czech Jews inMinsk gh...
But Belarusians didn’t want to get up and at the end of 1941partisan movement began in Belarus and became the biggest     ...
The Belarusians is one of the nations who suffered most in this war. Belarus lost over half of its national wealth. 209 to...
World War II in Belarus part 1
World War II in Belarus part 1
World War II in Belarus part 1
World War II in Belarus part 1
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Throughout its history, Belarus was the scene of many destructive wars. In contemporary history the largest and most brutal was the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, a most significant part of the Second World War.

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World War II in Belarus part 1

  1. 1. Throughout its history, Belarus was thescene of many destructive wars. Incontemporary history the largest and mostbrutal was the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945, a most significant part of the SecondWorld War. The Great Patriotic War wasfought between the Soviet Union, includingBelarus (the Belarusian Soviet SocialistRepublic, BSSR) on the one hand andGermany from 22 June 1941 to 9 May1945. In Belarus, military operations were conducted from 22 June 1941 to 28 July 1944.
  2. 2. 22d of June 1941. The German fascists attacked the Soviet Union. The Great Patriotic War began.
  3. 3. From the first hours of the war Belarus became the scene of severe fighting.
  4. 4. The defenders of Brest Fortress were the first to take thestrike of German invaders on themselves on June 22, 1941
  5. 5. The fascists were attacking the Fortress during the whole week. The Soviet soldiershad to repel 6-7 attacks a day. There were women and children helping soldiers. They looked after the wounded, loaded themachine-gun discs and belts with cartridges and even took up rifles to help defend the Fortress from enemy attacks. By the end of June the enemy seized themain part of the fortress. On June 29, the enemy delivered an ultimatum to the fortress defenders: they would have to surrender or else the fortress would betotally destroyed. But the defenders didn’t give up. The last days of the defence arecovered with legends. During those days the inscriptions were made by the last defenders.They said: "Well die but well not leave thefortress". "Im dying but I wont surrender. Farewell, Motherland. 20.VII.41."
  6. 6. For the people of Belarus Brest Fortress remains a famous symbol of the Soviet resistance during the World war II. It commemorates the epic and courageous defense of the frontier stronghold during the initial stage of the German- Soviet War.“This is “Thirst”, a largemonument depicting an injuredsoldier trying to get somewater from the river. Themonument reflects thebravery of the last remainingsoldiers who defended theFortress for many dayswithout food or water.
  7. 7. Despite bravery and heroism, the enemywas not stopped; and by September thewhole area of Belarus had beenoccupied by the Germans.
  8. 8. The Germans established the so - called“new order” based on terror. They movedBelarusian, German and Czech Jews inMinsk ghetto. Mass executions ofprisoners from the Minsk ghetto inTuchinki occurred until October 1943.
  9. 9. But Belarusians didn’t want to get up and at the end of 1941partisan movement began in Belarus and became the biggest movement in Europe before 1944.
  10. 10. The Belarusians is one of the nations who suffered most in this war. Belarus lost over half of its national wealth. 209 towns and 9,200 villages were destroyed and burned down. But the most painful and huge loss was the loss of life. About three million people - almost every third resident of Belarus - perished in this war.

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