Prisoners of War of the Triple Alliance within Kazakhstan

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Gulzhaukhar K. Kokebayeva ; Nurzipa K. Alpysbayeva ; Shotbek T. Bulgauov (2015)
  • Publisher: Sochi State University
  • Journal: Bylye Gody (issn: 2073-9745)
  • Subject: prisoners of the World War I | the Hague Convention | detention | the Triple Alliance | Tukrestan | camp | Red Cross Society | National Committee for Prisoner of War Affairs | History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics | DK1-4735

The work studies the problem of the detention of prisoners of war of the Triple Alliance in the camps, located within Kazakhstan. During the first months of war, the Russian authorities treated the prisoners of war in accordance with ‘Convention on the Treatment of the Prisoners of War’, approved by the Emperor of Russia. The content of this document corresponded to the Hague Convention with Respect to the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The major areas of the detention of prisoners of war were Turkestan and Omsk Military Okrug, combining all military institutions of the Steppe Governorate General, including the ones of North-Eastern and Central Kazakhstan. The source base of the research is the materials of Kazakhstan and German archives, the recollections of the former prisoners of war and the published collections of documents and materials.
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