At 99, the memory of the “liberator of Auschwitz” remains intact

At 99, the memory of the “liberator of Auschwitz” remains intact

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Ivan Martinochkin, in 2010. AFP.

Encounter – remembered for Red Army veteran Ivan Martynochkin le figaro After his entry into the death camp on January 27, 1945.

correspondent in moscow

News, Ivan Martynochkin learned about it “ without wonder but with sadness “. On Friday, the seventieth anniversary of Holocaust Day and the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Red Army, Russia was not invited to the commemoration because of the war in Ukraine. A decision condemned by Vladimir Putin on Friday” An attempt to review the contribution of our country to the Great Victory ” And this “ crimes against citizens Which he says Ukrainians are currently involved in. Martinochkin, a 99-year-old veteran (he was born in 1923), has his own reasons. On January 27, 1945, at the end of the day, this lieutenant, commanding a company of machine gunners, was one of the first to enter the death camp – today he is one of the last surviving witnesses of this decisive event Is. The end of World War II and the history of the 20th century.

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