At the time of the German occupation of Minsk in June 1941, some 80,000 Jews lived there, constituting about one third of the city's total population. One month later, a ghetto was established in the city, and approximately 100,000 Jews from Minsk and the surrounding areas were forced to live there. By July 1942, the majority of the ghetto's Jews had been murdered. Only 9000 Jews remained, and at that point, the ghetto became a labor camp. Most of the camp inmates were murdered between August and October 1943. Minsk was liberated in July 1944.
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