Big Nazi Tank Trap
Made of Tombstones
Found in Ruined City
(Eddy Gilmore of Ihe Associated
Press Moscow stop is visitina
the Polish Army on the First
Ukrainian front. 1he farthest
ripest any correspondent has been
since the Russian-German war
Ry EDDY GILMORE.
SwotimM Prrs* W«r Correspondent.
KN ROUTE TO THE POLISH
ARMY STATION ON THE FIRST
UKRAINIAN FRONT IN RUSSIA
May 9—One of the greatest scars;
on the body of Russia is an old
Jewish cits* which the Germans
bombed, burned and dynamited
until only the remnants remain.
Strange shapes and scenes appear
at the outskirts of the ruined city.
• Right here is what is left of the
old Jewish cemetery," said the Polish |
lieutenant with whom I was riding!
in a Dodge. "Look what, the Nazis
did to it.” *
A gigantic tank trap had been
made of the tombstones. The ceme
tery itself, which lies south of a
highway and railroad crossing looked
as if a giant armed with a telephone
pole had marched through, clubbing
every tombstone on the landscape
In an area of what seemed to have
been several thousand stones of
uniform height, I saw not a single
one which had not been touched
It took definite, careful and tedious
effort to get every one. Those not
knocked over entirely were leaning
crazily to the right or left.
Bodies beneath apparently had
not been disturbed.
The highway crossing at the rail
line had been a German defense
stronghold as the Red Army pushed
toward the eastern and north
eastern suburbs of the city. The
Germans had raided the cemetery
for material to halt Russian tanks.
For 200 yards approaching the
junction, the Germans had set
tombstones into the earth in a deep
tank trap. The markers were about
four feet apart and there were 11
lines of them, and that is a lot of
Once City of 100,000.
Soviet guidebooks say that in 1928
the town’s population w'as 65 per
cent Jewish, 15 per cent Ukrainian, |
10 per cent Russian. 7 per cent Pol
ish and 3 per cent miscellaneous. We
passed through the town in the early
afternoon and in the place where
once 100,000 lived, we saw no more
than 10 civilians and these were
mostly on the outskirts.
The center of the city was a mass
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Square dance. St. John's Parish |
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Textile and costume exhibit from
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Russian farm aid exhibit assem
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Lecture, "The Church and Peace,’’
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USO. 1814 N street N.W., 8:30 o’clock
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of rubble, of broken sawtooth walls
and buildings without roofs, windows
The former monastery of the
'barefooted Carmelites" is mostly in
ruins. A newly-erected sign on its
side said the Germans took from
the edifice, built in 1627, ancient;
Slav objects of art from the 11th
and 12th centuries worth 500.000 gold
rubles and 200 paintings and sculp
ture worth 400.000 gold rubles. Total
damage, the sign said, amounted to
437.208,867 gold rubles. (The ruble
has a nominal value of about 19
Chopin riayrd There.
The monastery had been a mu
seum since 1925. Polish guides said
Balsac was married either there or
ir. a nearby ruined palace and that
Chopin had played in it.
There was heavy fighting in the
city but all the damage did not ap
pear to have been made by shells.
There were huge bomb craters into
which walls had spilled.
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