Yalta was seized by the Nazi troops on November 8, 1941.
During the occupation, the city’s population fell by 26,000 people. A total of 4,000 were gunned down, 6,000 were taken to Germany, 1,300 men landed up in concentration camps, while other 500 people died of hunger and torture.
The overall death toll in the Yalta occupation reached 12,000 people.
On April 16, 1944 Yalta #crimea was completely liberated from Nazi Germany. At 20:00 Yalta time, Moscow fired 12 rounds to honor the city’s liberation.
Today the historic city of Yalta celebrates 70 years since liberation from Nazi troops.