March 22 1943 – Nazi Soldiers Burn Every Citizen of Khatyn, Belarus Alive

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March 22 1943 – Nazi Soldiers Burn Every Citizen of Khatyn, Belarus AliveRate this post Every 30 seconds, the sound of bells breaks the quiet of a forest 45 miles north of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. In the middle of a wide clearing, a tall granite figure cuts a dark contrast to the bright green growing around it. The statue, part of a large monument to the town of Khatyn, commemorates the massacre of the small village by Nazi soldiers on March 22, 1943. Situated between the Soviet Union and Poland, Belarus was thrust into World War II almost as soon as combat started. Two weeks after the Nazis pushed […]

March 22, 1945 – Arab League established

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March 22, 1945 – Arab League establishedRate this post On March 22, 1945, the Arab League was formed in Cairo, Egypt. The league, which is a regional organization of Arab states, was formed by six countries which included Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Transjordan, which in 1949 was renamed Jordan. Yemen joined the league as the seventh member in May 1945. The aim behind establishing the league was to resolve disputes between the members, coordinate political aims and to help in the economic growth in the region. The league saw its first big action in 1948 at the time of the creation of Israel. The league countries attacked […]