The Museum of the History of the Battle of Korsun-Shevchenkivska has created an exhibition “A Moment of Silence Burning and Bitter “, timed to the Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation.
The exhibition features 36 exhibits from the Reserve’s stock collection, which tells of Korsun residents who died on the fronts of the war or were shot by the Nazis in the occupied territories, as well as prisoners of concentration camps and “Ostarbeiters”.
Letters of Leonid Krolyk, a native of Korsun, and reports of his death on December 23, 1944 are on display. A photo and spoon of Sidor Hrytsenko, who was shot during the Nazi occupation in 1943 in Rizany Yar, is presented. Such spoons were in rations, which were issued by the Korsun district military registration and enlistment office to persons who in 1941 evacuated the equipment of the Korsun machine-tool plant to Kharkiv.
Korsun resident’s Anastasia Shimanenko book of songs attracts attention, in the pages of which the girl expressed her longing for Ukraine during her forced labor in Germany. The exhibition features a photo portrait and a graphic drawing of a native of the village Kvitky, former “Ostarbeiter” Mykola Prokopenko, now a famous Ukrainian artist, a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. His works are exhibited in the art gallery of the Reserve.
An interesting set of materials is about Volodymyr Temnenko, a former prisoner of the Buchenwald concentration camp, a post-war history and social studies teacher at Korsun-Shevchenkivska Secondary School # 4 (now a gymnasium).
The exhibition is complemented by books about the Second World War from the scientific library of the Reserve.
The organizer of the exhibition is Larysa Grebenichenko, a junior researcher.