LIBRARY FRONT: 1941 – 1945

Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library


Library Front: 1941-1945 documentary was created by the national libraries of the CIS countries for the 75th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War as part of the activities of the Library Assembly of Eurasia.

The main idea of the film is to reflect the contribution of the USSR libraries and librarians to the victory over fascism. The film is about the activity of libraries of the Soviet Republics in the period from 1941 to 1945 in the occupied territories, on the front line and in the rear.
Documentary is based on the diaries, letters, telegrams, memoirs of eyewitnesses and participants of the war who worked in libraries in 1941-1945, official documents regulating the activities of libraries in wartime, photographs, drawings, documentary chronicles, postcards, video materials (footage from archives and filming on the scene), articles from newspapers and magazines, monographs.
The idea of the film arose during the XXII General Meeting of the Eurasian Library Assembly Members held at the National Library of the Kyrgyz Republic named after A. Osmonov in Bishkek in May 2019.