Dmytro Malakov, Oti dva roky ...: U Kyivi pry nimtsiakh [Those Two Years ...: In Kyiv under the Germans].
Dmytro Malakov's "documentary essay" Oti dva roky ...
In contrast to Pihido, Malakov stresses the patriotism of those Kyivans who strove to defend their city from the Nazis.
In describing how his mother found a new, larger apartment thanks to the Nazi-appointed local government and the Soviet evacuation, Malakov also portrays Kyivans' initial judgment of their departed rulers.
The incredible detail which Malakov provides--the author has been employed by the Kyiv City Museum of History--results in an extended process of clarification.
Mernyi, Malakov articulates the outcome of Kyiv's life under the Germans: "Both of them found the conditions of life under the occupiers, and the occupiers themselves, hateful.
Although he damns the Germans, Malakov is careful to qualify the return of Soviet power by putting the term "ours" within quotation marks.
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