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Yad Vashem Private Tolkatchev at the Gates of Hell
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Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1945
Taleskoten, 1944
The Liberation, 1945
A Mother and Her Baby, 1945
Winter, 1944
One of the Nameless, 1944
Stigmatized Man, 1944
 Daybreak, 1945
Prisoners' Bunks, 1945


“I did what I had to do; I couldn’t refrain from doing it. My heart commanded, my conscience demanded, the hatred for fascism reigned.” In these words, artist Private Zinovii Tolkatchev embodies the creative essence of one who arrived at the gates of hell in Red Army uniform.