BREST, 18 June (BelTA) – The exhibition “Brest Fortress. Monument to Courage” opened at the State Historical and Memorial Preserve The Battle of Stalingrad in Volgograd on 18 June, BelTA learned from the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial Complex.
This is a joint project of the memorial complex and the museum preserve, a part of the exhibition exchange program. In 2020 Brest hosted an exhibition dedicated to the Battle of Stalingrad and its participants, natives of Belarus. Now Volgograd is hosting an exhibition about the Brest Hero Fortress.
The exposition features about 200 items from the holdings of the memorial complex, including photographs, documents, personal belongings of the participants in the Brest Fortress defense. These materials shed light to the pre-war life of the Brest garrison in 1939-1941, the defense of the Brest Fortress in June-July 1941, the post-war commemoration of the heroism of the defenders.
Visitors might be particularly interested in exhibits dedicated to their compatriots. More than 30 residents of Stalingrad took part in the defense of the Brest Fortress, 12 of them died, their names are immortalized on the memorial slabs. When the war was over, six defenders of the fortress returned to Volgograd.
“This project is the result of many years of research into the defense of the Brest Fortress and the fate of its defenders, the participation of the Brest garrison soldiers and officers in other battles of the Great Patriotic War, including the Battle of Stalingrad. The exhibition is our tribute to the fortitude and courage of the defenders of the citadel, where 80 years ago the path to the Great Victory in May 1945 began,” the museum noted.
The exhibition “Brest Fortress. Monument to Courage” will be on display in Volgograd until 18 August.