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10 May 2017
On 4 May 2017, on the eve of the Victory Day, the M. Gorky Regional Library in Brest hosted a presentation of the academic book “Brest in 1941-1944. The Occupation: Documents and Materials”, prepared by the State Archives of Brest Region with the participation of the History Department of the A.S. Pushkin State University of Brest. The book continues a series of books “Brest in 1919-1939. Documents and Materials” (Brest, 2009) and “Brest in 1939-1941. Documents and Materials” (Brest, 2012).

The book includes 334 documents from the State Archives of Brest Region related to the history of Brest under the Nazi Occupation. The documents reflect the city’s life in the Occupation period: the structure of the Occupation authorities, the Occupation regime, the city’s daily life, the state of economy, commercial and industrial enterprises, the system of supplies and food provisions, the tax policies of the occupiers, finances and money, healthcare and school system, sanitary conditions in the city, demographical situation, the policy of the Occupation authorities to the Jewish population and the labour force, the activity of the underground Communist Party organization, etc.

Nearly all documents have been published for the first time. The book is illustrated with copies of documents and photographs.

The participants at the presentation included representatives of the regional and municipal authorities, officials of the Brest Hero-Fortress Memorial, the local regional museum, the regional library, members of the science, culture and education, mass media, etc.


Presentation of the academic book, Brest in 1941-1944. The Occupation: Documents and Materials at the M. Gorky Regional Library in Brest



Presentation of the academic book, Brest in 1941-1944. The Occupation: Documents and Materials at the M. Gorky Regional Library in Brest



Presentation of the academic book, Brest in 1941-1944. The Occupation: Documents and Materials at the M. Gorky Regional Library in Brest



Presentation of the academic book, Brest in 1941-1944. The Occupation: Documents and Materials at the M. Gorky Regional Library in Brest


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