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Markov-Grinberg photograph of a Soviet soldier kissing his rifle in front of the assembled troops

Object | Accession Number: 2005.565.3

Photographic print of a Soviet soldier at a 1943 Oath of War ceremony by Mark Markov-Grinberg, a Soviet Jewish photographer and World War II correspondent. Markov-Grinberg took this photograph minutes before the regiment depicted attacked an entrenched German defensive position. 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
The Oath of War (Soviet soldier kissing his rifle)
depiction:  1943
creation: Russia
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Stephen Nicholas
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:08:40
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