Shortly before the criminal deportation of the Crimean Tatars, another group of people was forcibly expelled from Crimea. January 29, 1942 was a black day for the Italians of the Crimea, who lived mainly on the Kerch Peninsula. All the people, accused of betrayal, were put on barges and sent to die in northern Kazakhstan. According to a rough estimate, one in four Italians died. Based on an article by Crimean journalist Natalya Dryomova.