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Honoring World War II Veterans in NYC


On June 30, 2019 the Embassy of Belarus in the U.S. took part in a commemorative meeting in Brooklyn, NY to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders and Belarus Independence Day.

Over 100 people attended the event, including representatives of the Consulate General of Belarus in New York, Permanent Mission of Belarus to the to UN, office of New York Mayor, Association of Belarusians in New York and organizations of veterans, former prisoners of ghettos and Jewish organizations.

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of Belarus in the U.S. Pavel Shidlovsky in his remarks underlined Belarus’s contribution to the victory in World War II, the importance of preservation of historical memory of the feat and suffering of war veterans, including Red Army fighters, partisans, underground activists, as well as workers of the rear, victims of the Holocaust.

Chargé Pavel Shidlovsky and Consul General of Belarus in New York Viktar Charakhovich awarded forty members of the Belarusian community with Medals to Commemorate the 75th anniversary of liberation of Belarus from Nazis.

Participants of the event thanked the Belarusian representatives and authorities for preserving the memory of veterans and resistance movement activists, including those of Jewish origin.

Thematic photo exhibition “People and Destinies” dedicated to the 75th anniversary of annihilation of the Minsk Ghetto based on materials prepared by the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War was deployed at the event.