HOT SUMMER OF 1941: INVASION – A VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FRONTLINE
A new exhibition is dedicated to the heroism of the fighters for the Motherland in the first months of the Great Patriotic War.
Anticipating a blitzkrieg, Wehrmacht’s soldiers took their photo cameras with them in order to eternalize their “deeds”. But even the first days of the invasion showed that no “easy walk” similar to the one in Europe was not to take place. First graves of the invaders had been dug on 22 June 1941 and were to multiply thereafter.
The photographs made by Wehrmacht’s soldiers give some sort of a view from the other side of the frontline, an unbiased evidence of the feat of arms accomplished by our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers.
Our Museum introduces an exhibition of photos from the collection of Andrei Karpov. He had officially purchased the photographs and carried out a great deal of research work. The identities of the dead military men, their affiliation to the troops formations, numbers of their fighting vehicles were established. Fragments of arms found in the course of the field searches make up an integral part of the exhibition.
The exhibition is open until the end of August 2017.