The artist is Efanov
The artist portrayed Stalingrad in the winter of 1943, after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, when thousands of fascists were captured after severe battles.
The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most important general battles of World War II and Great Patriotic Wars between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht. The battle took place from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943. The great battle, ending with the environment, defeat and captivity of the selected enemy group, made a huge contribution to the achievement of a radical fracture during the Great Patriotic War and had a serious influence on the further course of the entire 2nd world war.
During the Battle of Stalingrad, the 3rd and 4th Romanian armies (22 divisions), the 8th Italian army and the Italian Alpine Corps (10 divisions), the 2nd Hungarian army (10 divisions), and the Croatian regiment were defeated. In total, the Wehrmacht and allies lost more than 1.5 million people killed, wounded and prisoners. The losses of the Soviet troops amounted to more than 480 thousand people killed, 650 thousand were injured.
At the final stage of the battle in the city line of Stalingrad from January 10 to February 22, 1943. 91,545 people (including military personnel of European countries) were captured, of them ok. 2500 officers, 24 generals and Field Marshal Paulus.
About 20 thousand. A person for health reasons was able to work on construction, these people were divided into construction teams and distributed in construction sites. The prisoners worked as a regular working day and received a salary for their work, for which in camp stores they bought products and domestic necessities. The latest prisoners of war were released to Germany in 1949, except for the criminal terms for personally committed war crimes.