Crimean Tatars commemorate Deportation victims

  A ceremony of commemoration of victims of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from May 18, 1944, will take place on 18 May in Baku at the Alley of Martyrs near the Mosque, Turan was told by one of the representatives of the Crimean Tatars Lir Halilov. According Halilov, the  Tatar population of Crimea  was deported on  May 18. In the first year 46% of the deported people died. "We call it black holiday. Until the 90s of the 20th century it was marked only at home. After the January events in Baku , the living Crimean Tatars living in Azerbaijan gather in the Alley of Martyrs, and  commemorate the tragedy of the Tatar people. As for the political essence, it is held under the slogan "In the name of your and our victory." The current ceremony will take place May 18 at 10:00 in the Alley of Martyrs.

* The charge of cooperation of the Crimean Tatars and other peoples, with the occupiers was the reason for the eviction of these people and all non-citizens of the USSR from the Crimea in accordance with the Decree of the USSR GKO-GFCS number 5859 of May 11, 1944 [63]. 18 - May 20, 1944 were deported  the Crimean Tatars, in June - all the rest. Total  from Crimea were deported 228,543 persons,  and 191 014 of them - the Crimean Tatars (more than 47.000 families.) They were sent to Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mordovia, and several regions of Russia.

Officially, the reason for the expulsion was announced mass desertion of the Crimean Tatars from the  Red Army in 1941, the good reception of the German troops and the active participation of the Crimean Tatars in the German army, "SD", the police, the gendarmerie, the unit of prisons and camps. This deportation has not touched the vast majority of those who collaborated with the Germans, as they were  evacuated  with the Germans in Germany.  Those who remained in Crimea were identified and convicted.

The Crimean Tatars, who were at the front, in 1944, was expelled from the Soviet Army, sent to the place of settlement of relatives and taken on record. The Crimean Tatars, who did not  live in the Crimea during the occupation, and had time to return to the Crimea to May 18, 1944,were also reported. In 1949, there were 8,995 Crimean Tatars in places of deportation - the participants of the war, including 524 officers and 1392 sergeants.

A significant number of displaced persons, malnourished after three years of life under occupation, were killed in the places of deportation from hunger and disease in 1944-45. -0205В-

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