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13 Mar 2019

Partisan Chronicles: Children of the War

Partisan Chronicles: Children of the War

MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) - Together with adults they bore all the hardships of the war and partisan life. They pasted leaflets, were couriers and scouts, took part in combat operations. More than 5,500 young patriots joined the underground and partisan movement during the Great Patriotic War in Belarus. Two of them, Marat Kazei and Zina Portnova, were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title posthumously

“Partisan Chronicles: Children of the War” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. It is dedicated to children and teenagers who joined the partisan movement during the war. 

The project is based on a unique collection of handwritten partisan journals provided by the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The collection was assigned the status of historical and cultural value of international importance (Class 1). Every week BelTA brings these chronicles to light and posts their digital copies. Each of them sheds light on various aspects of partisans’ life, gives a glimpse into thoughts and feelings of people who risked their lives to fight a battle behind enemy lines.

Till 3 July 2019 BelTA will publish digests of these chronicles and upload their digital versions complementing the unique content with photos from its own archives.

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