5 photos of the execution of Zoe Kosmodemyanskaya who found them

History 28/01/20 5 photos of the execution of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya: who has found

but Paradoxically, the most expressive photo of a dead heroine — Komsomolskaya Pravda Kosmodemyanskaya became, without exaggeration, a sign and a symbol of courage in the face of enemies and death, was found in the pocket of a dead Nazi officer.

the owner of the photo was struck by a Soviet bullet near the village of Potapovo, near Smolensk, in 1943. Just a pocket of his uniform Nazi officer had five shots, consistently locking stages the execution of Zoe Kosmodemyanskaya, starting with how it is led to the gallows, and ending with the final frame of the dead girl with a noose around his neck, lying in the snow. That officer’s name history has not preserved, only the rank of Lieutenant, and does it matter? What’s the difference who he was, the murderer and the commander of the murderers, calmly photographed the hanging of a young partisan? He was not alone in his fascination with taking pictures of the executions — these photos are preserved in the Soviet archives where they came from dead or prisoners of the invaders. Another thing is that these particular photo captures the last moments of life of a girl who became famous throughout the country after two publications in the “Truth” in the winter of 1942, signed by Peter Lidova. The first essay, published on 27 January, called “Tanya” — that was the name of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, the most chosen in honor of the heroine of the Civil war. In the second material, of 18 February, the whole country found out the real name of the deceased heroine. By the way, it is believed that Soviet soldiers were taken prisoner by soldiers of the Wehrmacht stationed in the village of petrischevo, where it occurred at noon on 29 November 1941 the penalty.

Back to the German Lieutenant. Why would he need these pictures? Version different. For one, he needed it to intimidate other Soviet prisoners. On the other — to lift fighting spirit of soldiers of the Wehrmacht. Modern psychologists, including Andrew The fireplace, the President of RATEP to believe that it had a craving for the Thanatos — death, human nature, but suppressed under normal conditions. Under the action of the same psychological mechanism was taking pictures of abuse and torture of prisoners of Abu Ghraib prison, the U.S. Marines.

Konstantin Baranovsky

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