ST. PETERSBURG, 10 Nov. /TASS/. The fact of burial at the memorial cemetery Piskaryovskoye writer Daniil Kharms, who died in the siege of Leningrad, not confirmed by any documents. This was reported by TASS in the Directorate of Piskarevsky memorial.
formerly the St. Petersburg media reported that in the course of research conducted at the initiative of the organizing Committee of Daniil Kharms, was likely established that the writer is buried at Piskarevskoye cemetery, and is currently discussing the establishment of a monument or a symbolic grave.
“the Documents confirming the fact of burial of Daniil Kharms at Piskarevsky, no, – said the Director of the memorial Oleg Baev. – However completely to exclude this possibility it is impossible, because in the winter of 1941-42. at the Piskarevskoye cemetery, the dead were brought by the thousands, some days received up to 8-10 thousand bodies, and to consider was not in time”.
Daniil Kharms died in February 1942 in a psychiatric hospital at the detention facility “Crosses”, where he was placed in 1941 for “defeatism”. The location of this hospital in the Kalininsky district allows researchers to assume that if the dead from it were taken either at Piskarevsky, or at Bogoslovskoe cemetery, the body harms could be among the unidentified bodies. “we Can assume that the harms may be among the unidentified graves at the Piskaryovskoye or Theological cemeteries, but no documentary evidence of this,” – said Baev.
Piskarevskoe cemetery is the largest fraternal burial of the Second world war. There are 186 mass graves, each of which corresponds to a date of burial, most of which were made in the winter of 1941-42. when from famine, cold, disease and bombing killed most of the inhabitants of Leningrad. At Piskarevsky buried 490 thousand people, of whom today know the names of 150 thousand, and the rest of the lineup, usually comes at the initiative of the relatives, but, as suggested by historians, most likely, most will remain unknown forever.
Piskarevsky – one of the most revered memorials associated with the blockade of Leningrad. On the Day of Victory in the memorable “Leningrad” date come thousands of citizens to honor the memory of the inhabitants and defenders of the besieged city. According to unwritten tradition, the graves of the Piskarevsky bring not only flowers, but also pieces of black bread, which was the most coveted delicacy in the siege. In the Museum, Piskaryovskoye memorial you can see a piece of 125 grams of bread, which was defined as a daily allowance for dependents and children of Leningrad in November-December 1941.