Updated at 14:37,26-01-2021

KGB releases historical records relating to Nazi massacres


The Committee for State Security (KGB) has passed more than 70 historical records relating to Nazi troops' massacres in Belarus to the justice ministry's Department for Archives and Record Management.

The records provide information about the destruction of villages and the slaughter of their residents in the Vitsyebsk, Minsk and Mahilyow regions, said the KGB's press office.

They include reports by district commissions formed by Soviet authorities to investigate Nazi crimes, certificates issued by district soviets of deputies, and interrogation records.

The KGB has made historical records public as part of an international project aimed at commemorating survivors of Nazi massacres in Belarusian villages.