Burnt Page in a Graveyard, Ukhta, Russia

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Burnt Page in a Graveyard

Ukhta is a medium-sized town in northern Russia, west form the Ural Mountains. It is situated by the Pechora mainline railroad, which was built with forced labour – as were many parts of Ukhta itself. During the World War II many ethnic Germans from the Soviet Union and later German POWs were incarcerated in Gulag. For that reason there is a German memorial cemetery at the outskirts of Ukhta. There were few tombstones and a memorial, but for some reason the most touching thing was a burnt page of some Russian book found from the forgotten cemetery.

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