Triumph and Tragedy Exhibition opened in Chelyabinsk

Lady and three men standing. (State Dept.)
Photo belongs to the U.S. Dept of State

On August 12, the photo exhibition Triumph and Tragedy opened at the Chelyabinsk Regional Studies Museum, commemorating the shared history and victory of the Soviet Union, Great Britain, the United States and other Allies in World War II.  The images remind us of the human element in war and of the atrocities of World War II that should never be repeated.  Photos about D-Day, the Battle of Britain, the War in Asia, the Holocaust, the Eastern Front during the war and stories of Chelyabinsk Oblast’s contribution to the victory are included in the exhibit.  The photographs come from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, Great Britain’s Imperial War Museum, and the Moscow House of Photography. The exhibit was organized by the U.S. and UK Consulates in Yekaterinburg together with Yekaterinburg’s Museum of Photography “Metenkov House” and Chelyabinsk Regional Studies Museum. The exhibit will be on display until September 20. Entrance is free.