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Markov-Grinberg photograph of Soviet soldiers crouching in a trench as a tank rolls across the gap

Object | Accession Number: 2005.565.2

Photographic print of Red Army soldiers in 1943 near Kursk, Soviet Union, by Mark Markov-Grinberg, a Soviet Jewish photographer and World War II correspondent. This image represents a scene from the Battle of Kursk, 1943, a major turning point of the war as it ended the German offensive in the east and gave the Soviet Army the strategic advantage for the rest of the war. Markov-Grinberg was a major Social Realist photographer during the Stalinist era of the 1930s-1940s. He worked for major newspapers and journals, including TASS. He was a war correspondent during the Soviet-Finnish War from 1939-1940 and, in 1941, was drafted to fight in World War II. While a soldier, he continued his work as a photographer and army correspondent. After the war, he returned to his job at TASS.

Artwork Title
In the Trenches, near Kursk
depiction:  1943
creation: Kursk battlefield; Kursk (Russia)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Nicholas
Record last modified: 2023-09-15 10:13:53
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