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Gerhart's Mill (Volgograd)

Gerhart's Mill (Volgograd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Gerhart's Mill

Gerhart's Mill was constructed in 1904 for Alexander Gerhart, Russian- German businessmen. He was born on 23rd of January 1864 in a German Straub colony. He joined his grandfather in a family business "A.D. Gerhardt und Neffen" that later was transformed into "Gebruder Gerhard". After Russian Revolution of 1917 he lost all his possessions including his Volgograd buildings. Alexander Gerhart was arrested on 1st January, 1933 by GPU, Soviet Secret Police. He died after tortures on April 21st the same year.

 

Gerhart's Mill Volgograd StalingradGerhart's Mill was simple industrial building that didn't stand out from the rest of Stalingrad- Volgograd. It became famous during World War II. At the conclusion of military actions in the city Most of the city was left in ruins. Soviet government order massive reconstruction project that rebuilt the whole city. However Gerhart's Mill became the only part of the city that was preserved after the conclusion of the war. Some people mistakenly call it Pavlov's House although it was re- constructed after the war. Owner's name "Gerhart" is still visible at the top of the abandoned building.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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