The staff of the Museum in Auschwitz has identified eight prisoners in the concentration camps

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in foobarcontroller camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. Archival photoThe staff of the Museum in Auschwitz has identified eight prisoners in the concentration camps© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

The identity of eight prisoners in the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, whose photographs were presented at the Russian exhibition, installed by the staff of the Museum on the site of the former death camp Auschwitz in the Polish.

«During the work on the new main exhibition managed to establish the identity of eight prisoners, the camp pictures which are on the Russian exhibition in block 14 of the «Tragedy — Courage — Release,» according to the Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Exhibition «the Tragedy — Courage — Liberation» is located in block 14 of the former camp Auschwitz I, one of nine in October 1941, put thousands of Soviet prisoners of war. The conference is organized by the Central Museum of the great Patriotic war in Moscow. She talks about the tragedy of Soviet prisoners of war, describes the policy of the German occupiers against the civilian population in the territories of the USSR, the fate of prisoners of war and civilians deported from the Soviet Union in Auschwitz, and the liberation of the camp by the red Army.

«Currently, we choose registration photographs of prisoners of different nationalities that will be represented at our exhibition, and sent the requests in our files. The photographs in the exhibition in block 14 signed: «Prisoners registered as Russian. Names unknown». We were able to identify eight of them», — said the employee of the Museum Magdalena Urbaniak.

According to the Museum, the photographs presented at the exhibition, captured Ivan Varlamov, Alex Basyuk, Peter twerdochlib (died 25 Iuga 1943), Arnold Nikolaus, Mr Osminkin, Valentine Boutoute, the Belief of Belarusians, Faith Andievska.

In the German Nazi camp of Auschwitz were Soviet prisoners of war was 11964. According to some estimates, the camp brought at least three thousand soldiers who were killed without making the registry.

Auschwitz-Birkenau (Oswiecim) was the largest and most long-lived of the Nazi extermination camp, so it became one of the main symbols of the Holocaust. About 1.4 million people, of which about 1.1 million were Jews, died in Auschwitz in 1941-1945. The camp was liberated on 27 January 1945, troops of the red army.