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Underground and partisan press in Belarus

The exhibition was timed to the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from Nazi occupants .

Underground and partisan press is the essential of resistance and partisan movement in Belarus during the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Leaflets and appeals to the citizens, typewritten newspapers and bulletins were the first underground publications. With the purpose of reinforcement of propaganda press, in 1942 the Central Committee of the Communist Party decided to establish 10 district and 50 regional printing houses. A great number of newspapers (about 160 titles) had been published in Belarus during the occupation.

At the exhibition were displayed documents from the collections of National Library of Belarus and the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. Original leaflets, newspapers, wall newspapers and journals issued during the Great Patriotic War were exhibited.