From The Blavatnik Archive – The First Day: Germany Attacks the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941
THE FIRST DAY
GERMANY ATTACKS THE SOVIET UNION
JUNE 22, 1941
Engaged in war in Western Europe since September 1939, on June 21, 1941, Nazi Germany broke its peace treaty with the Soviet Union and launched a massive offensive, expanding World War II to the east. Memories and images in Blavatnik Archive’s video “World War II Anniversary Series: The First Day” are shared by those who were there when these unforgettable events unfolded. We honor the memory of all who fought and sacrificed their life for the survival of their country and people.