Moisei Abramovich Khurgin

Order of the Red Star nr. 497571 was awarded by Order of the Volkhov Front of February 14, 1944 to the 53-year-old Major of the Medical Service Moisei Abramovich Khurgin (Моисей Абрамович Хургин), the chief of the Medical Section and chief surgeon of Evacuation Hospital nr. 2750, Volkhov Front.

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Military Physician 2nd Grade

Major of the Medical Service

March 23, 1943


Record card

Order booklet nr. A-434124

1. Last name: Khurgin
2. First name and patronymic: Moisei Abramovich
3. Military rank: Reserve Major of the Medical Service
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1890
6. Place of birth: City of Cherven, Byelorussian SSR
7. Party membership (since which year): Not a member
8. Education: Higher
9. Nationality: Jewish
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From June 1941 through November 1945
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Chief surgeon of Evacuation Hospital nr. 2750, Volkhov Front
12. Current place of service and position: Section head at the 2nd Medical Institute
13. Home address of the awardee: 32 Saltykov-Shchedrin Street, apartment 34, city of Leningrad

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Order of the Red Star [citation]

497571

Temporary certificate nr. A-929133

Order of the Volkhov Front nr. 039/N of February 14, 1944

Medal for the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

Permanent certificate nr. I-0075071

Decree of May 9, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Military commissar of the Dzerzhinsky Raion
Major [signed]
October 28, 1946


Award sheet

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Last name, first name and patronymic: Khurgin, Moisei Abramovich
Military rank: Major of the Medical Service
Position and unit: Chief of the Medical Section and chief surgeon of Evacuation Hospital nr. 2750
Nominated for: Order of the Red Star
1. Year of birth: 1890
2. Nationality: Jewish
3. Since when in the Red Army: Since June 23, 1941
4. Party affiliation: Not a member
5. Participation in combat (where and when): No
6. Wounds and contusions received: No
7. Awards received previously (for which merits): None
8. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the Ordzhonikidze Raion, city of Leningrad
12. Permanent home address (of the prospective awardee or his family): ______________

Short, concrete description of his combat feat or merits:

Doctor M.A. Khurgin holds a PhD in medicine and has written a number of scientific publications. He is an Associate Professor and a highly qualified surgeon who possesses outstanding skills and audacity.

Working in Tikhvin during the Sinyavino campaign and subsequently with Evacuation Hospital nr. 2750 during the lifting of the siege of Leningrad, he personally performed approximately 750 complicated operations, and over 170 operations were performed by younger doctors under his supervision. No patients died after these procedures. Over 3000 wounded soldiers that were treated by him returned to service.

Aside from his medical duties, doctor Khurgin performs a great deal of pedagogical work at the Advanced Medical Officer Training Courses. Comrade Khurgin performs his duties with great enthusiasm, all the while refining his methods.

Chief of Hospital nr. 2750
Major of the Medical Service [signed] /Radutsky/
November 24, 1943



Major of the Medical Service Moisei Abramovich Khurgin


Order of the Red Star nr. 497571, obverse and reverse



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