February 1944. Soviet military officers investigate war crimes committed by the German troops.

In the recently liberated Novorzhev, officials must look at and analyze the mutilated corpses of Russian civilians lying in shallow graves. Though nothing can compare to what the victims of these war crimes have been through or the lives that were lost, having to study and unearth the facts of such an event has its own horrors, even in the search for justice. You can see Russian civilians looking on, fascinated and haunted by what they are seeing. Though not surprised. For nearly three years, they had lived under German occupation.

Novorzhev, Kalinin Oblast (now, Pskov Oblast), Russia, Soviet Union.

Credit: Anti Worlds