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Mass Murder by Soviets at Kurapaty, Belarus (1937-1941)

[ Photograph: Kurapaty Entrance Sign (in progress) -- Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997 ]
Kurapaty Entrance Sign (in progress). Photograph taken on Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997.
[ Photograph: Memorial Cross at Kurapaty -- Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997 ]
(Memorial Cross at Kurapaty -- Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997)


[ Photograph: Memorial Stone with Plaque at Kurapaty -- Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997 ]
(Memorial Stone with Plaque. Photograph taken on Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997.)
[ Photograph: Memorial Stone with Plaque at Kurapaty, detail, 1997 ]
(Detail showing plaque; photograph taken on Remembrance Day (Dzen' Dzyady), 1997.)


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Kurapaty: Introductory Comments & Links

If one may state the obvious, humankind's capacity to commit atrocities is certainly widespread. But denying that such events took place (and continue to take place) is more than any one of us should have to bear. Only through readily available, detailed, and accurate records can we ever hope to start to limit the reoccurrence of such events.

The current regime ruling Belarus is relentless in its attempts to propagandize history for its own purposes. Among their activities, their current systematic attempt to revise the story of Kurapaty, to attempt to absolve their heroes Stalin and Derzhinsky and themselves of guilt, is one of the strongest examples of the desecration of the graves of the victims. . . .

Today, many people in Belarus still refuse to believe this systematic massacre happened or else blame it on the Nazis. Keep this in mind when considering Human Rights in Belarus today.


News Article: Commemorative Ceremony Held at Kurapaty Stalin-era Massacre Site



News Article: Belarusian Government Authorities Renounce Kurapaty



News Article: Cross of Martyrs Reinstalled in Kurapaty



News Article: Memorial Stone Unveiled at Kurapaty



News Article: [Belarusian] KGB rejects calls for forming state committee to commemorate Stalin terror victims



News Article: "Youth Front" Ready to Restart Watch of Honour in Kurapaty



News Article: Belarusians March in Defense of Stalin-Era Memorial Site



News Article: Residents Want Minsk Beltway to Detour Stalin-Era Massacre Site



News Article: Belarusian Intellectuals Protest Road Construction at Stalin-Era Massacre Site



News Article: Youth Groups Protest Minsk's Beltway Expansion to Stalin-Era Massacre Site



News Article: Belarusian Popular Front Stages March to Kurapaty to Commemorate Victims of Totalitarianism



News Article: Memorial about Soviet Repression in Kurapaty Planned



News Article: Committee Set Up to Prepare the Unveiling of a Monument to Victims of Stalinist Repression at Kurapaty



News Article: Helsinki Committee Defines Procurator General's Statements About Kurapaty as Blasphemy



News Article: Independent Historians Accuse Authorities of an Attempt to Distort the Truth about Kurapaty




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