Halls#6-7. Nazi Occupation Regime.
Occupation Regime On The Territory Of Ukraine
The artistic setting of the halls and relic materials convincingly witness the crimes of Nazism against humanity and human beings. The rows of barbed wire, instruments of slaughter and utilization of corpses, including guillotine, gallows, bone crusher, number plates of prisoners, child's boots from Maidanek, Buchenwald prisoners' clothes, a bar of soap of human fat and gloves of human skin produced in the Nazi concentration camps, and above all - the cynical slogan from Buchenwald «To each his own».
Myriads of documents, photos, and personal belongings tell about terrible crimes of Hitler troops on the Ukrainian land. The integrity of the territory of Ukraine was canceled; the lives of humans were regulated by numerous orders, directives, and instructions frequently concluded by words:«Disobedience shall be punished by death». The occupation regime, imposed on the Ukrainian people in the form of «new order» presumed robbing of the occupied territory, clearing it from local inhabitants, and implementing a system of severe exploitation for the remaining people.
5 million civilians were tortured to death on the Ukrainian soil during the years of the occupation. The exposition names over 300 Ukrainian villages burnt to the ground with their inhabitants during punitive actions. The scale of Hitler crimes in Ukraine is evidenced by the map highlighting areas of mass termination of people, death camps, burnt down villages as well as by the materials of the Extraordinary Commission authorized to investigate the crimes of Hitler troops.