The German Embassy in Belarus recovered a stolen memorial plaque to Jews killed in Minsk during World War II. After the plaque's disappearance on March 9, German Ambassador Martin Hecker offered a reward of 1,000 euro -- about $1,300 -- to help recover it, according to Belorussian news site Charter '97 Press Center.
The embassy said in a statement last Friday that the plaque had been returned by a Belorussian man; no further details were available. The plaque was put up in 1992 to commemorate some 450 Jews executed by the Nazis. They had been deported from the German city of Bremen to Belarus in 1942 and confined to the Minsk ghetto.