The exhibition honours the victims and also shows how and where they are commemorated in Belarus, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It aims to promote public awareness of Maly Trostenets as a European site of crimes and of remembrance. The project partners are the International Centre for Education and Exchange (IBB) in Dortmund, the Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange (IBB) in Minsk and the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. The exhibition was originally funded by the German War Graves Commission and the German Federal Foreign Office. It opened on 8 November 2016 in Hamburg and was subsequently shown in over 30 locations in Belarus, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
The exhibition “Maly Trostenets Extermination Site: History and Remembrance” was produced as part of a German-Belarusian collaborative project established in 2014 and involving historians from Belarus, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
The online version of the exhibition and its translation into English represent the next important stage in raising greater international public awareness of the history of Maly Trostenets extermination site. We are particularly grateful to the German Federal Foreign Office for its financial support for this phase of the project.