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Karbyshev Dmitry Mikhailovich - Professor of the Academy of the General Staff of the Red Army, Lieutenant General of the Engineering Troops, Doctor of Military Sciences.
Born on October 14 (26), 1880 in the city of Omsk in the family of a military official.
In 1898 he graduated from the Siberian Cadet Corps, in 1890 - the Nikolaev Military Engineering School (first class). In 1900, with the rank of second lieutenant, he was appointed company commander in the East Siberian sapper battalion, stationed in Manchuria.
In December 1917, in Mogilev-Podolsky, D.M. Karbyshev joined the Red Guard, a detachment engineer of the Red Guard Regiment. Since May 1918 in the Red Army. Member of the Civil War.
In 1938 he graduated from the Academy of the General Staff of the Red Army. 06/04/1940 D.M. Karbyshev was awarded the rank of Lieutenant General. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1940. Member of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940.
In early June 1941, D.M. Karbyshev was sent to the Western Special Military District. The Great Patriotic War found him at the headquarters of the 3rd Army in Grodno.
On June 27, the army headquarters was surrounded. In August 1941, when trying to get out of the encirclement, Lieutenant-General D.M. Karbyshev was seriously shell-shocked in battle in the Dnieper region, near the village of Dobreika, Mogilev Region, Byelorussian SSR. In an unconscious state, he was captured.
In the German concentration camps Zamosc, Hammelburg, Flossenburg, Majdanek, Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen was one of the leaders of the underground. On the night of February 18, 1945, in the Mauthausen concentration camp (Austria), among other prisoners, he was doused with water in the cold and died.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 16, 1946, Karbyshev Dmitry Mikhailovich was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously) for exceptional stamina and courage shown in the fight against the German invaders in the Great Patriotic War.