In the Central District

'Pamyat' State Museum

'Pamyat' State Museum (September 2010)

In the basement of the TsUM department store on Ploschad Pavshykh Borstov is a small museum which details the Wehrmacht during the time of the Battle of Stalingrad. It is known as the 'Pamyat' State Museum - 'pamyat' being the Russian for memorial.

However the most interesting attraction of this museum is the reconstruction of the small room which was used to imprison Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus after his capitulation to the Soviets, which includes a waxwork of the field marshal himself. Paulus was made a field marshal on the day he was captured, a hint from Hitler that he should commit suicide as previously no Nazi field marshal had been captured alive.

Location 2 Ploschad Pavshykh Borstov
Metrotram Komsomolskaya
Clock 09:00 - 17:00. Closed on Sundays