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Article about Efim Berezovskii

Excerpt from the article “Efim Berezovskii, Dnieper [River] Hero” by Major Aron Toker prepared by the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee, apparently in 1944 or 1945, described Berezovskii's deeds during the Dnieper military operation:

"… on one of the most important sectors of the front, between the Desna and Dnieper rivers, Senior Lieutenant Berezovskii, a commander of an artillery battery, successfully and brilliantly carried out an operation not only due to his personal courage and the military skills of his soldiers, but also due to his own initiative. After crossing the Desna River the battery under his command set up a position on the left bank of the Dnieper and opened fire at the enemy positioned on the opposite bank of the river. By constant shelling, the enemy prevented the Soviet infantry from crossing to the right bank of the river. Then Berezovskii quickly organized the transfer of weaponry the right bank without ceasing, even for a minute, to shell the enemy's positions from the cannons that still remained on the left bank. Berezovskii himself moved some [of this] weaponry to the right bank. After he had chosen a good location, he opened fire at the enemy, thus attacking the Germans from two directions. During this operation 250 German officers and soldiers were killed, two guns and five machine-guns destroyed, and five mortar batteries were silenced. This enabled the Soviet troops to cross to the right bank of the river. For this act of bravery Berezovskii was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."

From: GARF 8114-1-149, copy YVA JM/26137