Thursday, August 11, 2016

1943 LAKVA (BELARUS) : CITY MAP OF GHETTO UPRISING + OTHER OLD MAPS

1943 LAKVA (BELARUS) : CITY MAP OF GHETTO UPRISING + OTHER OLD MAPS (Grodno, Minsk, Slonim, Ivenets, USSR & Eastern Europe, Byelorussian SSR)

The map shows the Lakva ghetto and the surrounding area, displaying the route towards the marshes, where the guerrillas were located.

KEY
1.    Community House
2.     School
3.    Local Council
4.    Jewish school
5.    Rabbi’s house
6.    Station
7.    Fuel storage
8.    German police post
9.    Large synagogue 
10, Synagogue (illegible)
11. Synagogue (illegible) 
12. Wehrmact command post
13. Milking cows
14. Church
15. Gardens
16. Jewish cemetery
17 Bratsk graves
18. Windmill 
19. German Concentration camp
============ Railway
xxxxxxxxxxxxx  ghetto fence
-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.> Way to escape from the ghetto
Pripyat River—at the bottom

“Only 15 prisoners were armed with axes during the uprising in the Lakva Ghetto… The signal for the uprising was the successful attack on one of the executioners. The SS shot & killed about 2,000 prisoners, but about 600 Jews managed to escape. Subsequently, 150 of them became guerillas….”

Other map records:



1941 Slonim (Map with the demarcation of the Ghettos area during the Holocaust) http://www.karty.by/2011/03/27/slonim-1941/


1939-1940 Map of the Byelorussian SSR  http://www.karty.by/2012/10/23/western-belarus-1939/



1943  Map of the city of Ivenets  http://www.karty.by/2011/03/07/iwenec-1943/