Colour images of Nazi–occupied Kharkiv

“Kharkiv, as many other cities in the western part of the USSR, was occupied by the Nazi army in the WWII. It was a big industrial city in the Soviet Ukraine, and so it was very important for the German army to take it as soon as possible. Nazi troops entered Kharkiv, once the capital of Ukraine, on 25 October, 1941. It was at last liberated in February 1943, though not for long. Kharkiv was soon retaken by enemy troops and the Soviet army only finally set it free on August 23, 1943.”

- English Russia