Civilian life in occupied Soviet Union in photos & documents

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Post by Larrister » 24 Jul 2010 09:57

Another from the same series.
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Another.
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Post by Larrister » 24 Jul 2010 10:02

A very poor Russian child with crippled hand.
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Post by Larrister » 24 Jul 2010 10:05

German soldier skylarking in front of bemused Russian couple while his comrade thinks it's funny. Photo taken near Kiev.
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 24 Jul 2010 10:16

Larry,

Those are fascinating photos. Poor children! Interestingly, many Russian personal accounts contain sarcastic comments on Wehrmacht 'oddballs'. No wonder. :D

More on civilians and billeting of soldiers. The sources are these online albums: http://news.webshots.com/album/550026933KLJnOl, http://news.webshots.com/album/550833578RUsEmU

Soldiers in an Ukrainian house (khata).
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Some villager in Northern Russia or Belorussia probably 'enjoyed' this view in his backyard.
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A soldier and his 'hosts'.
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 24 Jul 2010 10:26

A poster from Nikolaev (Mykolaiv) Province State Archive in Ukraine http://www.archives.gov.ua/Sections/194 ... ndex.php?7
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Translation:
Germans live in this house. Anyone, who harms their peace or property, will be shot.
Commandant.
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Post by Vikki » 24 Jul 2010 14:44

Larrister wrote:German soldier skylarking in front of bemused Russian couple while his comrade thinks it's funny.
Do you suppose maybe he's trying to ask a question or get some point across, but speaks no (or very little) Russian?

Great thread, by the way!

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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:22

Vikki wrote:
Larrister wrote:German soldier skylarking in front of bemused Russian couple while his comrade thinks it's funny.
Do you suppose maybe he's trying to ask a question or get some point across, but speaks no (or very little) Russian?

Great thread, by the way!

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It is possible. Looks like he is trying to do a funny version of a Russian dance.

Here are some photos from an album where the former owner seemed to have an interest in the local Russian inhabitants.
He took a large amount of photos of the people, their living conditions and lives.
Not exactly sure of the division/regiment he served with as I cannot positively ID the symbol seen often on their vehicles.
Any help appreciated.

A German officer talks to assembled villigers. I have put the symbol in the top corner.

Larry
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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:24

Muddy village street.
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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:26

Boy looks on as soldiers build a shelter for their Opel Blitz truck.
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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:28

Market day. Caption says photo taken in Gomel which is in Belarus.
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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:30

Goats fighting.
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Post by Larrister » 25 Jul 2010 05:33

Russian windmill.

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Post by Larrister » 26 Jul 2010 04:25

More from the album.

This also taken in Gomel.
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Post by Larrister » 26 Jul 2010 04:30

Russian girl.
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