12 Coloured Photos of Occupied Smolensk

Coloured Photos of Occupied Smolensk

Posted on November 29, 2011 by

Check out these rare color photos of the city of Smolensk taken during the period of its occupation.

In the picture: Children of Smolensk.

Children of Smolensk.

Central Post Office (Now ‘Tsentralnaya Hotel’).


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12 Responses to “Coloured Photos of Occupied Smolensk”

  1. revisionist says:

    Tou can easily see on this photos, how much relief and usability Russian folks found in possibility to trade freely under nazi regime. this kind of exchange (on bazarnaya square) would be penalized with death … no wonder poster says – gitler – liberator.

    • Master says:

      More than 20 millions were murdered by nazis. There is no excuse for it. Regarding the picture – these people just make it for their own living. Just for your information in Soviet union such markets existed but in a really small numbers (apart from “farmer” markets). Just because people have been employed.

      • Scrat says:

        Correct Master. I have been to Smolensk many times. This city and the surrounding areas suffered horribly under the Nazis. Large parts of the population died of starvation and disease. Whole towns simply ceased to exist. Smolensk today is a beautiful city. There were always small markets and farmers markets throughout the USSR also.

    • Dick Plat says:


      History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
      26,600,000 people in the Soviet Union died 13.5% of the total population in those days.
      “You can easily see how much relief and usability Russian folks found in possibility to trade freely under nazi regime.”
      I am sure those 26,600.000 perished would agree with your “Hitler Liberator”

  2. too much vodka says:

    On the picture with the swastika’s you can see some soldiers standing on the street in non-German uniforms. Someone any idea wich uniforms they are wearing?

  3. GsomGsom says:

    “Hitler set you free.”
    So Hitler set free 27000000 soviet people.

  4. Verto says:

    How many time Russian peoples suffer from their “masters” ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !Barbarians,Tsars,Communists,Germans,Communists and ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !RIP to all who died,without any sin .

  5. CZenda says:

    Any ideas where to see more of the Nazi propaganda posters used in USSR?

  6. happy_canadian says:

    Can anyone tell me what is the caption, on the poster with the woman? (the happy woman holding the bowl, to the right of the poster of Hitler)

    • CZenda says:

      Freely: “I set up well in Germany”. I guess the poster can be safely dated before Totaleinsatz, when Nazis were still recruiting voluntary labor for German industry.

  7. Testicules says:

    You can not justify the bad behavior of the Nazi. However, it shows how much the people hated the Soviets that they would cooperate with the Nazis. In the beginning they were thought of as liberators, in some areas. Many people would cooperate with them, even help in the atrocities against the Jews. Not being there I do not want to judge. You do what you can to feed your family. Stalin or Hitler. That is not a very good choice. It isn’t like they could just get up and leave.

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