In the Case Files it is stated that the autopsies were performed in the morgue of the central department hospital, PO Box No. 240. Can anyone tell where this was located in Ivdel?
Yes it there has been located. The PO № 240 is a special address of a brigade militarised (incomplete military) protection of jails in Ivdel. There there was full complex of all necessary organisations. Including medical which were used and for other people of Ivdel. The medical sector has been located not in territory of camp for prisoners though has been enclosed by a fence and was near to camp. The address of this mortuary now: Sobianina street, house № 10.
Does it refer to a military hospital or a civilian hospital? Apparently there was a morgue also at the prison camp site, but could this be used? I've read nurse Solter's interview but got very confused.
It was the combined hospital as the population of all city were mute more than quantity of prisoners. Prisoners of war in 1959 any more were not. Under treaty of 1955 all German and other prisoners of war have already been sent in the countries. Besides, in 1954-1956 were many political prisoners are released.
On it is necessary count about interview Pelagea Solter as on detailed and trustworthy information. At that time to it was already more than 90 years old and she has forgotten much also very many has mixed. It was found out, when compared to documents and the actual information from other sources.
Also I'd love to know where the airport for helicopter and plane support was located. I haven't found any old map for Ivdel.
The airport has been located as 5 km to the North-West from a city. It is very small airdrome and very modest constructions for its service. The soil runway had the size only 21 х 500 m and could get sodden at considerable quantity rains. The airdrome could accept only easy planes as type “An-2” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-2
and” Jak-12” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakovlev_Yak-12
, and as helicopters. Constant basing of planes and helicopters there was not, they have been sent from Sverdlovsk, but usually were there long time.
The same railway station appears to exist still.
Yes. It is used as the basic for townsmen. The station building remains same as was in 1959. It have a little renewed and have painted. There pass trains from Moscow, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk in 1959) and Serov town. All travellers use it for travel to N.Ural if their route is begins or comes end close.
I appreciate any information on Ivdel!
The Ivdel city contains some settlements which are removed on small distance from each other. Intervals between them are contained by wood.
On this picture the scheme is vicinities of the Ivdel city.
Figures on the scheme designate:
1.The Basic city territory.
2.Settlement of the main railway station "Ivdel-1".
4.Settlement of hydrolytic factory.
5.Settlement of branching way by name "Ivdel-2". The main way goes to East, to Ob river, the second way goes to North, to settlement “Polunochnoe”.
6.Settlement of building industrial complex.
7.Airdrome Territory. Now it does not operate.