(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles) Alexander Werth (Александр Верт – Aleksandr Vert) [1901-1969] Werth, Alexander (February 4, 1901, St. Petersburg – March 5, 1969, Paris) –
“We fought for one house for 15 days, using mortars, machine guns, grenades and bayonets,” wrote the German lieutenant of the 24th Panzer Division in his letter home during the battles in Stalingrad. “On the third day of fighting (on staircases, and in cellars), we left the bodies of 54 of our companions.
Never forget the first Workers’ State.
Instead, despite the Nazi Germans heavily bombing the area, Serezha Aleshkov ran through the falling bombs and into the surrounding trenches (that were receiving enemy fire), where he told other Red Army soldiers what had happened to Major Vorobiev.
On December 28th, 1917, just weeks after the October Revolution, the People’s Commissariat of Public Charity was formed as a department tasked with the protection of infants.