Home   69   200   300   400   500   600   700   800   900   1000   1100   1200   1300   1400   1500   1600   1700   1800   1900


Search for text:
Date Range From:
Date Range To:

Names Index

Entries Index

Places Index

Today in Jewish History - August 9 / Av 12

1942 August 9, MIR REVOLT (Belarus)

Map with the location of Belarus (Belorussia)
Courtesy of MapQuest
Only 850 Jews were left in the town after the Nazis killed 1500 on November 9, 1941. They were transferred to the old Mirski fortress where many began to plan a revolt. Informed of an impending Aktion, two hundred young people decided to escape and join the partisans rather than try to fight the Germans in the town. Over 15,000 Jews fought under the Russians partisans alone. A few days later, on August 13, all those who were left were murdered.

To find out what else happened today, Click Here
Find out what happened on your birthday!
(select the month and day and click on the Go button)
Previous Month Day Next
Webmasters! Click here to find out how you can put "This Day in Jewish History" on your homepage!

© 1996 - 2015. This material is copyrighted and cannot be used without the permission of the author.