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Living memory of heroes

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Living memory of heroes

The new exhibition in the temporary exposition hall of the Dashoguz History and Local Lore Museum is dedicated to the unprecedented heroism of Turkmen soldiers on the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and the invaluable contribution of home front workers who supplied the front with everything necessary.

It is organized by the museum's "Shokhrat" branch and consists of various exhibits that allow visitors to emotionally feel the atmosphere of wartime. 

Museums are considered among the best keepers of memory, which is reaffirmed by this new museum exhibition.

Since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, tens of thousands of Dashoguz residents were drafted into the active army. Many of them died heroically on the battlefields. The northern region of Turkmenistan raised many heroes whose names are now proudly borne by streets or villages in Dashoguz velayat.

The exhibition prominently features sculptural busts of Heroes of the Soviet Union, such as former rifleman of the 164th Guards Rifle Regiment Saparmet Hojayev, who later worked as a school director of one of the secondary schools of the velayat; heroically died Lieutenant Annagylych Atayev, assistant gunner of the anti-tank gun Jumagaly Kaldykorayev, and Junior Lieutenant Jumaniyaz Khudaybergenov, who commanded a platoon of the 5th Guards Cavalry Regiment.

The exhibited documents, soldiers' letters, awards, archival photographs, clothing, books, including one of the volumes of "Khatyra" book, musical instruments and household items from those distant years allow visitors to immerse themselves in history and learn about wartime events.

One memorable exhibit is a casket with sacred earth from the Hero City of Minsk, likely donated to the museum branch many years ago by relatives of Jumaniyaz Khudaybergenov, who fought in Belarus.

After visiting the exhibition, one recalls the phrase: As long as memory lives, the heroes of the Great Patriotic War live in our hearts.