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WWII Veterans' memoirs published in Canada
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A collection of memoirs of war veterans was released in Toronto, the press service of organizations of Russian compatriots of Canada reports.
The new book is dedicated to the history of the Great Patriotic War. Memoirs of members of the Canadian Association of World War II Veterans from the Soviet Union They recollect their front roads, and how Soviet people lived in the rear.
The work on the publication lasted ten years. At first, they were going to release it on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the victory, but for some reason the release had to be postponed for five years. And all these years the work did not stop. Volunteers collected materials, recorded interviews, edited notes. The book was the result of the work of more than 100 authors.
The Russian ambassador to Canada, Alexander Darchiev, called the publication a unique testimony of those who fought for their homeland at the front, selflessly worked in the rear and made a huge contribution to the defeat of nazism. The senior diplomat is confident that these testimonies are of great importance for present and future generations, so that the memory of the feat of the Soviet people and the heroic Red Army that broke the ridge of Nazi Germany was preserved.
Veterans came to Canada in different years but they all remember and love their homeland, which is what they say in their memoirs. Many of the veterans, due to their age, were no longer alive by the time the book was released.
The book was published with the financial support of the Foundation for the Support and Protection of the Rights of Compatriots Abroad and is not for sale.