A Russian man who was imprisoned in a concentration camp during the war has been pelted with stones by schoolchildren after he traveled back from a ceremony commemorating 70 years since the victory over Nazi Germany.
Anatoly Fedetov, 77, had returned from the medal ceremony in the northern city of Petrozavodsk and was feeding his dog outside when a group of three second-graders began throwing stones and pebbles at him, news site 47news.ru reported Monday.
When Fedetov's wife noticed what was happening she shouted at the children from the balcony, prompting one of them to bare his rear end at her in response, the report added.
The three children involved in the incident were later given an educational talk by their school, which has recently opened a Museum of Military Glory on its grounds. According to the 47news.ru report, the youngsters were not even familiar with the term “prisoner.”
Fedetov, who walks with a limp and is hard of hearing, was taken to a Finnish concentration camp outside Petrozavodsk in 1941 when he was just four years old, the report said, citing his daughter. He remained imprisoned there until 1944.