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Maly Trostinec is not a well known place. Today it is a part of the Belarus capital MInsk. Yet it has a deep and dark connection to Vienna. From November 1941 to October 1942 10 trains left Vienna for Maly Trostinec; aboard were each time relatively exact 1000 people: Austrian Jews. Maly Trostinec had a ravine in the woods and there ther trains would stop The people would be shot on arrival and hastily buried.
The Austrian artist Waltraud Barton
lost her aunt in one of these deadly journeys. She works for a memorial site in M.T. She also organized a "March for the Thousand" where MHOP took part: From the school in Zirkusgasse in the 2nd district, which served as a detention camp during the Nazi era, we went 10 times in silence to the Holocaust Memorial on Judenplatz to read each time the names of the thousand men, women, children, babies who were killed that very day. 75 years ago. We we went and read on November 28 in 2016 and in 2017 on May 6, 20 and 27, on June 2 and 9, on August 13 and 31, on September 14 and October 5. It took approximately three hours each time to read only name and age of the 1000 people stuffed into only one train.
An even bigger amount of people had been transported into death as early as 1939. All in all 47 035 of whom only 1073 survived.