Crippled Veterans: Post War

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Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by OldBill » 11 Aug 2020 16:22

There were millions of severely crippled Soviet veterans post war, what happened to them? Were any special accommodations made for them?

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by Yuri » 01 Sep 2020 15:28

OldBill wrote:
11 Aug 2020 16:22
There were millions of severely crippled Soviet veterans post war, what happened to them? Were any special accommodations made for them?
The Soviet automobile industry produced cars specifically for the disabled (including those with disabilities who did not have one arm and one leg at the same time.)
Here is the most complex mechanism for driving a car for the disabled. "ZAZ 968 for one-armed and one-legged disabled people"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zCpF0vDyZ8
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My father-in-law, God rest his soul, had several such "devices" in his entire life! First the motorcycle buggies, then the 968s and the last two 969 Zaporozhtsa!)) "Complete set" one in one, as shown! So he, paralyzed on one half of the body, drove this unit 110-120 km / h! I went almost every day. For 7 years of the life of these cars, wound 350-400 thousand...For the last two years, before receiving the Oki, I was honored to be the personal chauffeur of a disabled War veteran - my father-in-law...This is Piz...EC some!!! I, a perfectly healthy person, and then I was kick-ass how difficult it is to manage such a pepillac!)))
The clutch there by the way should be POWDER!))))).

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In our village (collective farm) there were two disabled people - without one leg. At the beginning (in the 50s and early 60s) , they received cars of the SMZ brand,
SMZ_S-3A.jpg
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then they were replaced with cars of the ZAZ brand.
From the beginning of the 60s to the beginning of the 90s, cars for the disabled were produced by the ZAZ automobile plant (Zaporozhye, Ukrainian Soviet socialist Republic): ZAZ-960, ZAZ-965, ZAZ-968M and ZAZ-969.
ZaporozhetsForInvalid965.jpg
ZaporozhetsForInvalid968.jpg
ZAZ-960 Ris6.jpg
This link contains beautiful drawings of disabled heroes.
The text to these drawings was written by some anti-Soviet bastard/scum.
If I get this bastard/scum, I'll put him in the toilet head down.
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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by OldBill » 07 Sep 2020 02:07

Thanks for these gentlemen, I appreciate it. Specially made vehicles, thats good.

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by paulrward » 07 Sep 2020 02:38

Hello All :

Mr. Yuri wrote :
The text to these drawings was written by some anti-Soviet bastard/scum.
If I get this bastard/scum, I'll put him in the toilet head down.

Sounds like someone doesn't want to face the fact that, after The Great War for The Motherland
was over, Stalin rounded up all the crippled and disabled veterans and put them on an island,
where, out of sight and out of mind, they would live out their miserable lives without disturbing
the glorious vision of the New Soviet Man.....

Is it really surprising that Stalin would do this ? Considering what he did to all of the members
of religious minorities, ethnic minorities, and Old Bolsheviks in the 1920s and 1930s, and all the
returning POWs at the end the War, it doesn't surprise me at all.

What does surprise me is that anyone would have the intellectual dis-honesty to try to deny that
it ever happened.


Respectfully :

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by Art » 07 Sep 2020 12:01

paulrward wrote:
07 Sep 2020 02:38
Sounds like someone doesn't want to face the fact that, after The Great War for The Motherland
was over, Stalin rounded up all the crippled and disabled veterans and put them on an island,
Hundreds of thousands? That's certainly a fairy tale, not a fact. In reality the (very much mythologized) Valaam institution provided shelter for several hundred disabled men.

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by mars » 07 Sep 2020 14:03

There is actually a good book in English about what Soviet veterans experienced after the war, good, bad and ugly

https://www.amazon.com/Soviet-Veterans- ... 1599483676

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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by Hans1906 » 07 Sep 2020 14:31

Good afternoon,

my mother and I visited Czechoslovakia in the very early 1970s, my mother wanted to visit the Sudetenland again,
where the lady had grown up as a little girl,
Her father Hans had to command departments of the Reich Labor Service (RAD) before 1945 there.

From that 3 week trip, I still remember the thousands of "Velorex" Three-Wheeler-Cars" on the roads back then.
No idea about Velorex at all back then, I thougt, all the Threewheelers were transportation for injured people, and I was totally wrong.

These Threewheelers were everyday transportation back in the early 1970s.

Velorex /Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velorex

Back then, we used a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 3.5 for the trip, and it was not very funny, to drive around in such a german car in Czechoslovakia
at that time. I told my mother before, to use a smaller car, she unfortunately refused to do so. :|

Long ago...


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Re: Crippled Veterans: Post War

Post by Hans1906 » 07 Sep 2020 18:31

Sometimes, all this comes up again...

there was a family from the former Sudetenland in my younger years.

They were refugees from the former Sudetenland, the name of of the family was "Herold"
A father, a mother, two children, the name of the daughter was Rosi/Rosy.

Mother and father Herold were always hanging around our family, I still remember this.
Mother Herold wore self-sewn shoes made of string, the children plowed apples and pears in the grandparents' garden, the people had nothing.

When my grandfather passed away in 1967, father Herold tore a page from the notebook of his daughter Rosy to write some words of condolence.

With a pencil, the people had no stationery, not even a proper pencil, only one page from a school notebook of the daughter...

I have the handwritten words still today, history...


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