The death notification:

205th Medical-Sanitary Battalion

11 February, 1945

rec’d 1 March, 1945


Please notify Shanina, Anna Alexsandrova, resident in city of Arkhangelsk, 15 Leningrad Avenue,1 that her daughter2 Sn. Sergeant Shanina, Roza, in battle for the Socialist Motherland, in loyalty to the military oath, showing heroism and honor, was wounded and died from wounds on 28 January, 1945.

Buried with full military honors East Prussia Richau 3km south-east of Ilmsdorf village.


1 This is the address of the girls’ dormitory that Roza had lived in as a student. Roza’s boss at Kindergarten #2 ultimately sent a letter to Anna to let her know about Roza.

2 The options given under this line are “Husband, Son, Brother, Father.”

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