In Moscow there is an exhibition dedicated to the struggle of prisoners of concentration camps for freedom

the Museum of the Victory in Moscow opened a unique exhibition dedicated to the memory of the Holocaust victims, the items were brought from different countries. The exhibit entitled “Unconquered” tells about a desperate struggle of prisoners of concentration camps for freedom. Why is it necessary to see?

Only in Europe there were almost thirty of the death camps, and several thousand of their branches. Over the years of yasenovets ‘ camp near Zagreb, according to various estimates, it killed more than half a million people. “Unconquered” is the story of the heroes of the resistance. Exhibits for the exhibition, which opened at the Museum of Victory, brought from the Memory centers of different countries.

“By means of murder, torture and the atrocities of Jasenovac is recognized as the most terrible death camp in the world, says Miladin Savich, Director of the Museum of the Republika Srpska. – Horrified by the fact that the most ferocious way to kill children. And very important for us to be a part of this event, this exhibition, where we can talk about all the victims.”

the Exhibition in the Museum of Victory have realised with the participation of the Foundation Alexander Pechersky. October 14, 1943, this officer of the red army organized escape from the concentration camp Sobibor. Of the 530 prisoners, it was attended by more than 400 people. Three hundred managed to escape, someone grabbed by the Nazis after the revolt, but this revolt led to the fact that the camp ceased to exist.

“Soviet prisoners of war and Ostarbeiters, wherever they were, tried to organize underground committees, cells; preparing shoots of the uprising. It seems very important to recover this history, this collective feat of modern Russia”, — said the head of Fund Alexander Pechersky Ilya Vasilyev.

the Personal belongings of the prisoners found at the scene of the massacre, the cards of prisoners and the everyday objects of concentration camps in the exhibition accompanied by painting and graphics. Just more than 100 works, some of which was created by those who and he passed the hell of the Nazi camps.

Dream of becoming an artist Sergey Rozanov carried out only after the liberation of Mauthausen. In the Leningrad art-industrial school it was already in 1946. Now his work is showing terrible scenes of life in the camp, are in museums in Poland, Spain, Germany, France and of course Russia. But the memories of the horrors of Mauthausen now passes the widow of the artist Liudmila Rozanova: “he Has this quatrain: I was very young, From the concentration camp SS miraculously escaped alive, And I returned home To the city of Leningrad native”.

Dmitry Karbyshev, Mikhail Devyatayev, Nicholas Kyung – it is only some members of the underground movement, which tells exposure. But the story of the liberation of Auschwitz at the opening of the exhibition tells personally by the participant of those events, Ivan Martynushkin.

Veteran admits: in 1945, liberating Poland, and stumbling in a field surrounded by barbed wire, nobody could imagine that behind the fence is the biggest Nazi concentration camp.

“I do not believe that he committed some act of heroism, we perform conventional combat missions. We were just going to liberate Auschwitz; we didn’t even know there was a camp in Poland that there are atrocities happening,” recalls Ivan Martynushkin.

the Exhibition is timed to the International day of remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust. The exhibition will run until March 4. But the organizers are thinking about how to make this unique project a permanent one. After all, the memory of one of the worst pages of the history the great Patriotic war, but of all mankind, must be transmitted to future generations.