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									Christina Yakunina
    Form 10B
 Sixty-five years have passed since those heroic and tragic days . We are
living in a different country today . Everything has changed : economy and
policy, money and food, standards and the cost of living . Even its name .
New heroes have come, new fashions and new ways of thought. We live in
a great country , which deserves a better future. The future belongs to the
young . But there is no future without the past . We have no right to forget
the people who perished in the prime of life . They also dreamt to live long
and be happy . It is our privilege that many wartime veterans have lived to
see the 21st century and we are their contemporaries . They need care and
moral support. It is not difficult to be tolerant and humane.
  One day in autumn 1941 my teacher told us, "Children,
our school is closed for some days, we will tell you
when to come again.“My classmates were happy that
holidays had begun.
  …The Germans came the next day. They said we
should go to bed at 7o’clock and young people should
not go out late. If there were cows in our families , it was
necessary to give the cattle to them. If someone had
brothers , sons, fathers, husbands who were serving in
the Soviet Army, their families would be killed.
 When winter came, it was really scary, because
Germans could see us on the ground covered with snow
and we were under attack from their planes. Every day
was very difficult because a fight could start any time.
  I took part in many fights. It was terrible . There were a
lot of Germans . They killed everybody . They killed my
best friend .
 When the attack began everyone shouted, "For Stalin!"
For Motherland! “
                          Galina Petrovna Tat’kova
   I was born in Leningrad at the very beginning of the
war, on July 5, 1941.
  The years of the siege of Leningrad were the most
terrible in our history. Those events are the part of
my life . My mother told me a story . This is one of the
most remarkable stories of the siege in our family.
While my grandmother was able to walk, she was
carrying me on her back . A woman was watching
her. She was waiting for my grandmother to fall
down because then she would be able to take me and
eat me up... I was quite small, but I clearly remember
the predatory look in her eyes ... She was like a beast
hunting for you…
  In addition to the sight of that woman I vaguely
remember the sounds of sirens, which meant the
beginning of an air alert. I remember the metronome
signal on the radio, remember the moment when me
and my grandmother were wounded by the bomb.
                            Alexander Pyshkin
   I was born in 1927 in Kryvorozhye . On 21st of October 1941 the city
was full of the Italian troops. Children ran to see them.
  The Italians went away very quickly, and the Germans appeared then .
It was terrible. I saw the hanged men. I was very shocked because the
gallows stood near the church. Most of the hanged were young people ,
there were signs with the word "Communist" on their chests.
  There was a prison in my mother's factory . Also, there was a
concentration camp for civilians and adolescents in my school.
   It was 8th of September 1943. We were woken up by the sounds of
shooting . Everybody went out into the streets . I saw a Soviet tank . I saw
Germans who were running out of our town . They asked us for help.
Nobody helped them. It was our victory.
                                            Katerina Ivanovna Mateychuk
  It is necessary not to forget about
the feats of our ancestors .
  They were creating our history .
They wanted to live . They wanted
to see their beloved again.
                            FOR US.

  It is time to stop wars all over the
world , to stop violence and racism.
 Do you want the war to finally kill
everything on the Earth?
  I don’t think so.

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