Memorable campaign to 75th anniversary of Great Victory takes place in Karagandy
This year, June 22 is the 79th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. The most bloody and terrible war in the history of Kazakhstan, which became part of the Second World War (1939-1945), began on that day in the summer of 1941.
An international memorable campaign was held in Karagandy. As part of the large-scale project “Won together – towards peace and creation”, participants laid flowers at the war memorials and lit candles in memory. The event was broadcast online. Words of gratitude to the defenders who died at the front and rear workers were expressed by cultural and public figures.
“Our goal is to show that the memory of one of the most tragic pages in the history of mankind will forever remain in the hearts of people whose grandfathers and great-grandfathers together defeated a terrible evil, German fascism. The love for the Fatherland united our peoples in the heroic struggle against the fascist invaders. We have to prove that the current generation is worthy of the feat of the soldiers who won the World War II,” said Stepan Vadyunin, chairperson of the Russian cultural center “Concord”.
A book with front-line letters to the memorable date was published in Pavlodar. The book “War scorched lines” published funeral notices, photographs, leaflets and many other invaluable evidence of the history of the war years. The authors of the book Vera Boltina, Lyudmila Shevelyova and Tatyana Pokidayeva painstakingly collected these materials in the state and private archives of the region.
“This is a unique documented evidence of the emotions that people expressed in their letters when they wrote to their relatives. We find fates here that were previously unknown. For example, one of the tank crews. Three brothers served in this tank and relatives thought that all three of them burned alive in the tank in one of the battles. As it turned out, this document was published here in this book, one of the brothers survived and died later in a completely different battle,” said Director of Pavlodar geography house Alexander Vervekin.