Amazing news from Belgium. There is a Memorial Museum of the Union of Soviet citizens. The fact that in this country during the war slavery was stolen thousands of young Soviet girls.
They were all 15-16 years old. Soviet girls. One dreamed of the stage, the other wanted to become a doctor, and the third a pilot. But in 1942, the Nazis came. The girls grabbed the hundred, were loaded into cattle cars and sent to forced labor in Germany. On arrival was given a document: name, surname, year of birth, the rules of conduct.
Right at the station were stripped naked, were divided into groups. Lived in the barracks, and had to work day and night, even during the bombing. Lived on what the Germans were thrown out of the dining room.
They went to Belgium for men, which met in the same labor camps. Although the Belgian Kingdom took them, it never became for them native. Native was Soviet culture — it unites, inspires and helped to continue to live. The day of Victory and remains the main holiday of a lifetime.
In 2013, they gave their last concert. But before going two times a week, staged reading, drinking tea, singing songs — Russian, Ukrainian, folk, war — painted, knitted and held exhibitions. In the best of times, the Union of Soviet citizens contained up to 5 thousand people.
And they did many things for the preservation and promotion of the Russian language. The permanent Chairman of the Faith Kushnareva, humble and energetic — managed to instill and two sons, and her husband her love for the country. Children are then sent to “Artek” and I came to visit a couple of months with relatives.
the Connection to the house was never interrupted, even in the midst of the cold war. On account of the Union of Soviet citizens dozens of charity events — they collected and sent the money to the children of Chernobyl, victims of the earthquake in Armenia in 2011 sent money to Russia.
In the hands of Claudius rootless carefully keeps the home for her Docment — a Soviet passport. All securities, including those issued in the German camp, formed the basis of the permanent exhibition and the house itself, where he now continues to teach Russian language, Soviet women decided to bring a gift of Russia.
“This is our home, and he must return home to Russia. We are your home we love and will never forget it” — admitted Faith Kushnarev.
Since the founding of the organization took place for 75 years, but the founders are still here, and the hall at the opening of the exhibition complete. Again there are songs of those years performed by young students. Their business continues to live, is not filled with only one dream — to once again come home to see what was the country, and at the same time to attend the anniversary Parade of the Victory.