Modern children wrote the book “The last witnesses of the war”
11:26 1 марта 2019
Категории: News in English
A valuable exhibit of the museum of local lore in Yamalskiy district attracts a lot of attention of residents of districts. This is a unique book of reminiscences “The last witnesses of the war” written by schoolchildren of Yamalskiy district about children of the war. The book is based on memories and testimonies of those, who survived in the dramatic events of the long war years on the home front being a child.
“It is always a very emotionally strong story, when modern children write about children of the same age, who were tested by the war. After all, for them almost everything told by witnesses of those years occurs to be a discovery. We presented the book last year, but interest in it continues. It is read in school libraries, the museum of local lore has a copy of the book”, the head of the regional public organization of veterans Olga Steklyaru said.
At the time of writing of the book 165 children of the war lived in Yamalskiy district, they shared their memories of those difficult years. The memories of their grandparents, neighbors were recorded by pupils and teachers. They also collected unique photographs – documents. The book also includes reminiscences of those people, who live in tundra.
The project received regional grant support.