Residents of the liberated city of Zhizdra return to their city from the forest, where they hid from the Nazis.
Zhizdra is a small ancient town on the bank of the river of the same name in the south of the Kaluga region. Since October 5, 1941, the city fell into the German occupation. From February to August 1943 on the outskirts of the city were fierce battles. Before the retreat, the invaders systematically destroyed the city for two weeks, burning it quarterly. Stone churches and houses exploded. As a result of these actions, the city was completely destroyed. Wells have also been poisoned, roads, sidewalks and vegetable gardens have been mined. The able-bodied city youth was forcibly sent to Germany.
Location: Zhizdra, Kaluga Region, USSR
Date: August 16, 1943