There’s so much we don’t see from after the liberation. After Mykolaiv (Nikolaev) was liberated, you can see Ukrainian boys tearing up a portrait of Hitler. The city had been under Axis control from 16 August 1941. The next month, they massacred over 35,000 civilians in the city and the surrounding area, mostly targetting the Jewish population. It wasn’t until three years later, on 28 March 1944, that the city was taken back from German occupation. Something as simple as destroying a portrait would have not only been a revolutionary act but, hopefully, a source of catharsis for the victims.


Mykolaiv (Nikolaev), Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine, Soviet Union.

March 1944.

Credit: Anti-Worlds