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Partisan Chronicles: Kalinin Partisan Unit

Society 12.06.2019 | 11:24

MINSK, 12 June (BelTA) - In 1942-1943, the enemy faced a large-scale partisan movement in the occupied territories. Fragmented groups united to form major units, as large as brigades. At first the German invaders paid little attention to the attacks of partisans. Later they dubbed them the "forest front”.

One of such groups was a partisan unit named after Mikhail Kalinin in Minsk Oblast. “Partisan Chronicles: Kalinin Partisan Unit” is a new page in the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.

The project is based on a unique collection of handwritten partisan journals provided by the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The collection was assigned the status of historical and cultural value of international importance (Class 1).

Every week BelTA brings these chronicles to light and posts their digital copies. Each of them sheds light on various aspects of partisans' life, gives a glimpse into thoughts and feelings of people who risked their lives to fight a battle behind enemy lines.

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