Project authors: Lizaveta Zaitsava, Hanna Radziuk, Mikita Tsimakou

On June 23, 1941, Grodno was occupied by German troops. At that time, about 50% of the city’s population was Jewish. The Jewish ghetto in Grodno existed from November 1, 1941 to May 1943. Before the war, 29 thousand Jews lived in Grodno, of whom fewer than 200 survived ...

There was fear in the ghetto, everything was permeated with fear. I remember the eyes of the children: children of five or six years old looked like adults, they never smiled. These children’s eyes have haunted me all my life»

Liza Chapnik, one of the Holocaust survivors

Thanks to the audio guide, any citizen or visitor will be able to download or listen to online podcasts and independently walk through the places linked to the history of Ghetto No. 1. The audio guide’s route includes 12 stations, including the synagogue, the gate to the ghetto, the site of a blown-up church where prisoners’ belongings were stored, and the houses where Jews hid their treasures in the hope of returning to their hometown one day.

We thank Aliaksandr Radziuk, Volha Hancharuk, Aliaksei Shota, Iryna Novik, Ina Sorkina, Yauhen Kolodin, Krystsina Marchuk and for their help.