The display is a collective effort by its authors—People's Artists of Russia Vasily Nesterenko and Salavat Shcherbakov. According to Vasily Nesterenko, the concept of the exposition consists in representing three sides of the tragedy: the Nazi perpetrator, the victim of the Nazis, and the Soviet liberator.
Minister of Culture and Chairman of the Russian Military-Historical Society V. R. Medinsky exhibition is unconventional, as it combines a multimedia component and unique museum exhibits. We would like to remind our fellow countrymen and tell young people about the price the country had to pay for that victory, what would have happened to us if German Nazism had won, and how Europe was liberated.”
The press and radio, controlled by Goebbels and hijacked for propagandistic purposes, easily mastered the minds of the inhabitants of a totalitarian state. Mass rallies, torchlight processions, military parades—these were all seen as necessary to unite Germans as a nation and make them believe in their own exceptionality and superiority over all nations.
The Volyn Slaughter of 1943 — the genocide of the Polish population in Volhynia (Volyn) by OUN nationalists — became a special page in the history of crimes associated with the Second World War. In the photo is the headless corpse of the resident of Lipniki colony Jakub Varumzer. A total of 179 Poles were killed in the Lipniki massacre. 26 March 1943
The Nazis failed to achieve their goals of destroying the Soviet Union, but during their occupation of part of its territory they committed countless war crimes atrocities, of a cruelty never before seen in the history of war. These included punitive actions against resistance fighters and ordinary citizens, the infamous Holocaust, the use of forced labor, and the deportation of citizens to work in Germany.
In 1944, there were twenty main concentration camps—“machines of destruction”—not counting the hundreds of branches, ghettos, camps for war prisoners, and other prisons. In total there were 14 thousand places designed for the detention and destruction of people. From 1933 to 1945, a total of 18 million people passed through the German concentration camps, of whom 11 million were killed and tortured (5 million from the USSR).