Photographer Herbert List made photos of the Crimean Tatars a year before their deportation. The photos were published by Magnum Agency, with which the photographer has been collaborating for many years.

Most photos were made on the outskirts of Sudak and Simferopol cities, and they mostly feature only children, women and elderly people but no young men.

Everyone who is in the photo has been evicted. The deportation began at 3:00 on May 18 and ended at 16:00 on May 20, 1944.

Reference: May 18 - Day of Remembrance for the victims of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. This is a day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people, planned by the leaders of the USSR and carried out by the Soviet punitive bodies in 1944.

The Soviet government blamed the entire people in cooperation with Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Thousands of Crimean Tatars were taken to Central Asia. On the way and during the first year of exile, more than 30 thousand people died from hunger and illness. Crimean Tatars were allowed to return to their homeland in Crimea only in 1989.

Source: Historical Truth