A meeting dedicated to the International Day of liberation of nazi death camp prisoners has taken place in Mogilev, an Interfax reporter informs.
Representatives of Mogilev Region Administration, Mogilev City Hall and Mogilev District Administration, local public organisations, war veterans and the former death camp prisoners took part in the meeting.
A death camp founded by fascists in Mogilev during WWII had around 70 thousand prisoners, 40 thousand of them died in the first years of war. By the end of the war the number of POWs who perished in the camp had reached 78 thousand.
According to Mikhail Trukhachev, chairman of the regional commission of the Belarusian Understanding and Reconciliation Fund, there were around 130 death and labor camps in Mogilev Region during WWII. Over 152,000 prisoners died, and 50,000 more were driven to foreign labor camps.
So far Germany has paid EUR 70 million in compensations to the former death and labor camp prisoners, the source reported.