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SK opened case on the genocide of the people of Stalingrad by the Nazis

The investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the genocide of the people of Stalingrad by the Nazis in 1942-43, reported on the Agency's website.

"The results ... study of archival materials on mass killings of civilians during the great Patriotic war on the territory of the Stalingrad region (now the Volgograd region) criminal case under article 357 of the criminal code (genocide)," - said in a release.

The investigation launched to "establish specific persons among the German-fascist invaders and their accomplices involved in the killing of civilians who managed to escape responsibility".

"From archival sources, investigators obtained information that on the territory of Volgograd and area there are at least 15 places with the graves of about 1.8 thousand civilians of Stalingrad, executed with special cruelty by the Nazis during the great Patriotic war", - added in the message.

In the period from 17 July 1942 to 2 February 1943, during the occupation of the Stalingrad area, the Nazis cruelly killed Soviet citizens: they were starved, shot, poisoned in gas chambers alive covered with earth.

particular, in the village of Nizhne-Chirskaya, the Nazis perpetrated the massacre of the inmates of the orphanage, shot about 50 children aged 4 to 15 years. In addition, there is historical evidence that employees of the German commandant in the occupied districts of Stalingrad regularly robbed and killed civilians.

It is noted that to identify the identity of the victims will be assigned a whole range of examinations, including portraiture - to recreate the in vivo appearance of the victims.

Being prepared for the excavation to 15 places with graves. They attract the military, emergency and search teams.