Search engines are looking for relatives of Mikhailovets, who died in captivity in 1942

On May 10, the editorial office of the district newspaper “Mikhailovskiye Vesti” received an e-mail from volunteer Roza Fattakhova. She writes: Hello! Search engines are turning to you with a huge request. We are looking for relatives of Pavel Ivanovich Zemskov and ask for assistance in the search.”

Pavel Ivanovich Zemskov was born in 1909 in the village of Krasnoe, Mikhailovsky District, Ryazan Region. He was called up by the Mikhailovsky RVC of the Ryazan region on 06/30/1941. Red Army soldier, served in the 257 joint venture 185 md (military unit 2805). Wife – Praskovya Timofeevna Zemskova. He died in captivity in one of the departments of Stalag No. 302 on 06/19/1942.

In 2014, on the territory of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship of Poland, near the village of Sosnowice near the town of Golchevo, an international expedition was held to search for the burials of Soviet prisoners of war who died in one of the departments of Stalag No. 302.

During the expedition, the remains of 180 soldiers were found. According to the identified identification marks of prisoners of war (“Stalag tokens”) and documents from the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, it was possible to identify 167 fighters and commanders of the Red Army who died from exhaustion and disease from the autumn of 1941 to the summer of 1942. Among the identified soldiers are natives of 42 regions of Russia, as well as Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Georgia. All of them were listed as missing.

On June 30, 2017, the opening ceremony of memorial plates took place at the site of the prisoner of war cemetery. The names of 167 fighters and commanders of the Red Army were immortalized on them in Russian.

If you are a relative or you know something about relatives and friends of Pavel Ivanovich Zemskov, please call: +7-903-089-75-79 or write to e-mail: roza-fattahova@mail.ru (Roza Fattakhova).