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09 April 2021, 13:52

Belarus to turn to Nuremberg while investigating genocide during WW2

MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) – The Prosecutor General's Office of Belarus will approach Nuremberg when investigating the genocide of Belarus' population during the Great Patriotic War, Prosecutor General Andrei Shved told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“The essence of this investigation and the subject matter will make it necessary to turn for legal assistance to respective authorities of a number of states. We have grounds to count on prompt and daily assistance of government agencies and archives of Russia that are believed to hold plenty of documents about the genocide of Belarusians and other persons who lived on the territory of the BSSR during the Great Patriotic War. Of course, we will turn for help to agencies and institutions of the Federal Republic of Germany; there are universities there that once looked into the facts of genocide on the territory of the BSSR,” Andrei Shved said.

The prosecutor general added: “Accordingly, we will approach Nuremberg with a request to get access to the materials of the Nuremberg trials in order to select information and evidence related to Belarus. Of course, it is also necessary to send requests for assistance to Lithuania, Poland and a number of other states.”

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