Date of Birth: 03/01/1923
Vladi & # 769; & # Nat world 769; novich Gay & # 769; lfand (born March 1, 1923 in the village of Archangel, Kirovograd region, Ukraine and died November 25, 1983 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine); a veteran of World War II.
It is known as the author of the published diaries of 1941-1946`s. The book is a diary records officer of the Red Army Deutschland-Tagebuch 1945-1946 Vladimir Gelfand was the first published in Germany in German: Deutsche Welle
May 1942 to November 1946 in the Red Army. Member of the CPSU since 1943. In 1952 he graduated from the University. Gorky, the Molotov (Perm). From 1952 to 1983. teacher of social science and history in GPTU.
 "The Diary of a Soviet soldier. His strength is in the description of reality that is denied for a long time and have never been described in the perspective of everyday life. Despite all the horrors, this is an exciting reading, has come down to us through the years. More than happy that these records, even with the 60-year delay, became available, at least for the German public, because it is such a prospect is not enough. These records show the first time face the winners of the Red Army, which makes it possible to understand the inner world of Russian soldiers. For Putin and former Soviet guards will be hard to close this diary in a locker with poisons hostile propaganda in Russia. "
 "" German diary 1945-46 "Gelfand is remarkable in many ways. This is an unusual description of an eyewitness to the liberation of the Red Army in Poland and East Germany. As the Red Army was not allowed to keep a diary, probably for security reasons, the readers already have a reason to be grateful to Lieutenant Ukrainian Vladimir Gelfand, who boldly violated the ban. Despite the fact that the diary is inadequate in some respects, it may be a certain counterweight to the army of the historical revisionists, who are working to make humanity a great victory over Nazism in the brutal attack Stalin Guard on Western civilization. "
 "This is a very private, nepodvergnutye censored testimonies of experiences and attitudes of the Red Army and the occupier in Germany. For all that is significant, as a young Red Army soldier had seen the end of war and krushenienemetskogo society. We get a completely new views on military cooperation of the Red Army and its morale, which has been glorified in Soviet images too often. In addition Gelfand blogs confront common theses and military successes of the Red Army`s need to attribute mainly repression system. For personal experiences Gelfand can be seen that in 1945/46 there were also caring relationships between men and women-winners-losers. The reader gets a reliable picture that German women looking for contact with the Soviet soldiers - and this is not only for financial reasons or the need to protect ".
 "Among the many stories of eyewitnesses end of World War II in Germany, appeared in 2005, a diary of a young Red Army lieutenant who participated in the capture of Berlin and remained in the city until September 1946." The German blog "Vladimir Gelfand has been the subject of widespread media interest, which is his comments throws a new light on the review of the existing German stories about the fall of Berlin and against Soviet occupiers in the German population at the time. "
Various items from the personal collection of Vladimir Gelfand: letters, documents, original Journal of hostilities 301 Infantry Division, trophies and other (about 150 pieces), are in the possession of the German-Russian Museum "Berlin-Karlshorst