Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Children of Smolensk.

These are photographs of the city of Smolensk taken during its occupation by the German army.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Central Post Office of Smolensk (today it is Tsentralnaya Hotel).

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Children of Smolensk.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Women disassembling rafts on the Dnepr River.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Smolensk Department Store. This building was used by German officers as their military barracks.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

A village in the Smolensk Region.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Regional Drama Theater.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Smolensk Kremlin.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Destoyed buildings near the Cathedral of the Dormition.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

A savings bank.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

This building used to be Nobility Association and residence of Town Council.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Hitler’s propaganda posters.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Hitler’s propaganda posters.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

A cathedral.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

The Church of the Exaltation of the Cross.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Bazarnaya (now Kolkhoznaya) Square.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Near the monument to Glinka.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German pilots at an aerodrome.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers in Blonye Garden.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers near the Dormition Cathedral where from 1933 till 1941, an antireligion museum had been situated.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers near the Dormition Cathedral where from 1933 till 1941, an antireligion museum had been situated.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers near the Dormition Cathedral.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers near the Dormition Cathedral.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers near the Dnepr River.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

German soldiers are watching a performance near Children’s Musical School. From September, 1941 it was a placement service.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Field Marshal Günther von Kluge’s office at Krasny Bor Health Resort.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Field Marshal Günther von Kluge’s house and car.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Field Marshal Günther von Kluge’s house and car.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

A casino for German officers at Krasny Bor Health Resort.

Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk

Checking up winter uniforms.

8 thoughts on “Life As It Was In Occupied Smolensk”

  1. The 2 pictures from Dormition cathedral antireligion museum, there are 2 British tanks from WW1, i wonder how they got there. (?)

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  2. Thomas. I don’t believe those pictures are of Smolensk. Some of these are not. The 11th picture down on the second page is a picture of a house with laundry. The neighborhood is at the bottom of the hill behind the church. I have probably walked that street, the view is strikingly familiar. I bet the house is still there as most homes in the neighborhood are very old. I remember the street was paved and the houses were kept very colorful tidy and well repaired. Wow.

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    • He-he, you may be interested in the fact, that the author of the script of that film, Maya Turovskaya, lives in Munich since 1992. Obviously she likes the Nazism home country much better than her own country, the country which defeated Nazism.
      The truth is, in 1965 in USSR making anti-Nazi movies was very profitable. Since 1992, living in Germany became much more profitable for certain people. The movie you talking about is very clever Soviet propaganda. I am not saying that everything in that movie is not true, but good propaganda must be mostly true, or it will not work.

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    • Here is one example, in the movie, they claim, that Nazi leaders did not have any education, particularly Goebbels. This is an outright lie. Goebbels had a PhD from Heidelberg university. Meanwhile, Stalin was kicked out of a seminary, which would not even given him a degree, had it finished it, a seminary is like a college. Lenin was kicked out from Kazan University, too. Other Soviet leaders had at best a high school education. Stalin often used profane language in his “resolutions” he put of official documents, like “Execute this f…g bitch”, and in his free time liked to vandalize priceless antique drawings he confiscated for himself from Russian museums.

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