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Maksym Chornyi

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  1. WW2 MEMORIAL COMPLEX IN KIEV For all like-minded history admirers, who have previously paid attention to my Poland-2018 historical trip I am excited to share a new material about one of the largest WW2 memorial complexes and museum worldwide with a total collection of 400 000 exhibit units. Within this detailed material I would like to invite you to make a virtual tour along with all the main sites, museums and statues of the WW2 Memorial complex in Kiev, Ukraine, my native land. Also, I would try to fill the gap between my English-speaking readers and the names, notions, connected with the Eastern front, USSR, Ukraine, to detail into the historiography of Kiev in the Second World War. I hope this, in some sense ‘unobvious’ Ukrainian military tour would have no fewer interest that the previous ones. I would be looking forward to your feedback and questions as it drives me to work days and weeks on every article to share with you. https://war-documentary.info/ww2-memorial-kiev/
  2. SITES AROUND ‘AUSCHWITZ-1’ As a continuation of the recent ‘Beyond the Birkenau’ material, I invite you to join my walking tour around the ‘Auschwitz-1’ or ‘Stammlager (main camp). These locations are rarely recognized by the tourist groups, while they are on the short 200 meters’ distance from the camp fence. These unobvious places can give a deeper understanding of the Auschwitz nature and its dramatic bureaucratic functioning. I have devoted almost a month to this detailed article with the history of each site and building, dozens of archival and present photos, quotes from the books on the issue. It would be the most precious part to get your feedback. Ask questions, share your stories, add value. And travel your own history. https://war-documentary.info/objects-around-aushwitz/
  3. IAN KERSHAW – HITLER An enormously detailed 2000-page-volume ‘HITLER’ by Ian Kershaw is indeed among the best examples of military history studies. As mean to express respect to the author, I have made, as always, an enthusiastically detailed material on the first volume (1889-1936: Hubris). I invite you to deepen into Kershaw’s career and motivation, to examine correlation with previous classic Hitler’s biographies (Bullock, Fest, Maser, Hamann, Toland), to draw the lines on popular myths with I. Kershaw. I hope this exhaustive book review would motivate you to invest time in reading. I would greatly appreciate your feedback. You may now find a ‘follow’ button within the article to stay in touch. https://war-documentary.info/ian-kershaw-hitler/
  4. SITES AROUND THE AUSCHWITZ BIRKENAU My new material from the Poland-2018 trip took me almost a month of researching, writing, editing. I have visited the Auschwitz memorial site and want to share with you ‘beyond-the-fence’ walking experience along the locations of the historical significance, generally poor known among the visitors. With great respect, I hope this article can widen your understanding of the place, motivate for mindful history and to make your own travel. I would be greatly appreciated for your feedback (comments, questions, suggestions) as it energizes me to work and share new materials with you. Travel your own history. https://war-documentary.info/beyond-birkenau/
  5. OSKAR SCHINDLER’S FACTORY (DEF) IN KRAKOW I continue my 2018 Poland series of articles with an “in-depth visit” of the famous Deutsche Emailwarenfabrik (DEF) best known for the “Schindler’s list” movie. I encourage you to make your own reading tour along the Museum, room by room, installation by installation. As always, with a detailed historical background, 80+ photos and a great passion for the subject. I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the article. It motivates me to work on. So please leave comments, ask questions, offer updates. Let’s enhearten each other on History. https://war-documentary.info/oskar-schindlers-factory/
  6. SCHINDLER”S LIST MOVIE LOCATIONS IN KRAKOW I continue my series of articles from the Poland trip 2018 with a detailed historical tour along the all main movie locations in Krakow, where ‘Schindler’s list’ movie by Steven Spielberg was filmed. Thorough route within Krakow, Plaszow campsite, Auschwitz Birkenau with a detailed map, 50+ of photos, a brief history of the shooting process and the sites, scene-by-scene comparison of the movie with the modern perspective. I would greatly appreciate your feedback, questions, suggestions. It motivates me to work harder. https://war-documentary.info/where-was-schindlers-list-filmed/
  7. ‘TRIUMPH OF THE WILL’ Analysis After my August trip to Nuremberg and visiting ww2 sites, I’ve decided to manage a thoroughly detailed historical and movie analysis of the most well-known propaganda movie in history. Let’s deepen into the personality of Leni Riefenstahl, the historical features of the “Triumph of the Will”, analyze each of the 12 scenes in detail, plan by plan – speech by speech, as well as the movie techniques, behind the scenes story. I’ve used an extensive library on the subject and two weeks of work finalized in an article of 5000-words volume. Please feel free to comment. Feedback inspirers me to travel, write and share thoughts. https://war-documentary.info/triumph-of-the-will/
  8. HITLER IN VIENNA 1906-1913 SITES My 2017 visit to Vienna and Austria included a number of historical sites and I want to share a detailed review of the sites, connected with Adolf Hitler and his so-called 1906-1913 ‘’Viennese period”. I have used a number of books about Vienna, biographies of Hitler, including Ian Kershaw’s and Briggite Hamann’s masterpieces to cover the exhaustedly detailed 6000-word article on Hitler early years and the story of these particular city sites. As always, you can count on me to find plenty of photos and Google maps with all markings. Hope, you will enjoy the material and inspire yourself to travel, read books and to give me feedback. Please leave comments, ask questions, suggest alterations, share with friends and those interested. https://war-documentary.info/adolf-hitler-in-vienna-1906-1913/
  9. KRAKOW GHETTO TODAY I continue a series of articles, devoted to my May-2018 journey to Krakow. In this material, I would like to share all the main sites of the former Krakow ghetto within a solo researched half-a-day walking route, with the history of the places, a brief comment on how it looks today, 100+ photos, even google map with all markings for your own future travel. You feel free to comment, ask me questions, share a link to those interested. https://war-documentary.info/krakow-ghetto-today/
  10. PLASZOW CONCENTRATION CAMP TODAY I’ve visited Krakow and Plaszow in May 2018. The former labor and concentration camp became well-known due to “Schindler’s list” movie. In this detailed material, I would like to thoroughly describe an extensive walking tour with the history of each of more than 20 sites on the territory of Plaszow, with my 100+ photos and personal account. Main gate, SS-strasse, Grey House, Liban quarry, Amon Goeth’s villa, Hujeva Gorka etc. https://war-documentary.info/plaszow-concentration-camp-today/
  11. Hitler in Linz and Leonding 1899-1907 (Then and now) I’ve visited the city of Linz and Leonding suburb to find all main places of Adolf Hitler’s childhood and youth within 1899-1907-period. Historical information, biographical notes, actual state and 50+ archive and new photos with a map. https://war-documentary.info/hitler-in-linz-and-leonding/
  12. ANSCHLUSS OF AUSTRIA: THEN AND NOW Last autumn I’ve journeyed to Austria and visited places in Vienna and Linz, closely connected with the Annexation of Austria in 1938. History of the sites during and after the war, archive and plenty of modern photos for comparison. https://war-documentary.info/anschluss-of-austria-1938/
  13. Mauthausen Concentration Camp Today (2017) In 2017 I’ve journeyed to Austria and the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, near Linz. I’ve studied the history of the main sites and want to share it with my photos of how it looks today. A 5000-words material for those, who are interested. https://war-documentary.info/mauthausen-concentration-camp-today/
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