Musa Jalil, a prisoner of the Stalag-340 concentration camp in the fortress, was born
February 15, 1906 (115 years ago) the famous Tatar poet Musa Jalil was born. His name is closely connected with the history of the Daugavpils fortress, in which he was a prisoner after being seriously wounded in 1942: it was on the territory of the fortress that the Stalag-340 concentration camp was located, in which the poet was kept among other prisoners of war. Even while in prison, Jalil did not lose heart, he continued to write poetry, led active political work between prisoners of war, calling for struggle and resistance.
He was then transferred to other concentration camps in Lithuania and Poland, and in August 1944 he was executed in the German prison of Moabit. Many poems, including those written during Musa Jalil’s stay in the Daugavpils fortress, were taken out by his cellmates and later entered the Moabit Notebook cycle. This collection was translated into 60 languages of the world, and appeared in Latvian in 1958.
A memorial plaque in memory of the Tatar poet appeared on the wall of the barrier gate of the Daugavpils fortress in 1975.
New Parades street and construction in Cheryomushki
February 15, 1962 (59 years ago) On the pages of the city newspaper “Padomyu Daugava” a large reportage about the new microdistrict Cheryomushki was printed.
“A new street has appeared on the map of the city – Parades – the first street of the new microdistrict, warmly named Cheryomushki by the townspeople,” the newspaper reported.
“In 1959-60, housing construction took on an even wider scope. The construction site grew in breadth and depth. Other multi-storey buildings began to be erected next to the first handsome houses. In four years, twenty-five buildings were built in the new microdistrict, of which 21 are residential buildings. , with a total area of about 35 thousand square meters.
Already over 8000 people live in Cheryomushki. Only a few days ago a 70-apartment building on a new street called Ziedonya (Blossoming) was commissioned again. Along with the growth of housing construction, the first children’s institutions, consumer and public services enterprises, and centers of culture appeared in Cheryomushki. Among the high-rise buildings there is also a small two-story building. Its windows are flooded with sunlight. This makes the whole building seem to glow. In kindergarten, a normal working day. The kids had just had lunch and were going to bed. The bedrooms are warm and airy. Kindergarten No. 9 has 100 children. Most of them are from Cheryomushki.
Some distance from the kindergarten, on Kandavas street, next to residential buildings, there are consumer services enterprises, an individual tailoring workshop opened relatively recently. But she has already managed to win good fame. A large selection of woolen and other fabrics is available to customers. Here you can order men’s and women’s coats, suits, dresses, children’s clothing. There is a special workshop for cutting ladies’ dresses. The work is done fairly quickly and well, as evidenced by the customer’s thank you notes. A shoe repair shop has recently opened near the sewing workshop. Now, however, is not the season, and there is little work. But then in the spring, in the summer there will be no shortage of customers.
There is a well-equipped hairdressing salon in Cheryomushki. There are always more than enough clients in its two rooms. On the eve of the new year, residents of Cheryomushki received another good gift – a post office. You need to send a letter, talk on the phone, pay for the radio – please, mail is at hand. Strenuous work has been going on here since early morning. The postal machine loads and unloads large bales three times a day. In the office, letters and newspapers are sorted. From here in all directions the postmen disperse with their burden.
It gets dark. Dusk is falling. Cheryomushki are filled with bright lights of electric lamps. Every apartment has its own life outside the windows. People have different needs and interests. Some stay at home, study, manage. Others go to the cinema, theater. TV fans rush to the club to watch the next TV show. The club is not far, close at hand. It is located in the center, built in such a way that it could accommodate more people. The auditorium has 100 seats. The club has recently opened a library and reading room.
Very soon, two well-equipped stores will be commissioned on Kandavas Street: a grocery store and a manufactured goods store. A home kitchen, a youth cafe and a culinary store will open in the second quarter of this year. And in September, starting from the next academic year, a new, bright, spacious secondary school will hospitably open its doors, the outlines of which are already visible. With a kind word, the youth will remember those who built this wonderful school, at home, the whole huge district, full of life, ”wrote“ Padomyu Daugava ”.
Pictured: in the new library on Kandavas street.
City Center put up for auction
February 15 2012 (9 years ago) an auction for the sale of land with an area of 2,993 sq. meters and the building at Viestura, 8, which housed the entertainment complex City Center. The property was owned by SIA Danuta. The real estate at this auction was estimated at 620,400 lats, and the claimant was the State Revenue Service.
Historical reference Gorod.lv. City Center in Daugavpils was opened in 2003, 3 million lats were spent on its construction. In 2007, the complex was already put up for auction for an amount of 7 million euros, but there were no buyers for this amount. The auction, which took place nine years ago, was also unsuccessful.
Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.
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