Trostenets was the largest extermination site in Belarus during the German occupation from 1941 to 1944. Between 50 000 and 206 500 people were killed, buried in mass graves; some were later exhumed and burned.
With the support of IBB gGmbH, a new major memorial for the victims of National Socialism has been under construction in Belarus since 2014. More than 70 years after the end of the Second World War, the extensive memorial site Maly Trostenets close to the capital Minsk commemorates the mass murder of Belarusian, Austrian, German and Czech Jews, other civilians, partisans and resistance fighters.
In 2014, famous historians and experts in historical-pedagogical work began their work and, in German-Belarusian cooperation, organised the touring exhibition “Extermination Site Maly Trostenets. History and Memory”. It has been displayed in Germany, Belarus and other countries since 2016.