Karzov, Boris von Karzov
Son of well-to-do family was born in 1894 in Yaroslavl' city.
He had attended the Guards cadet school in Sait Petersburg before he had to flee with his 2 brothers after the October Revolution.
One of his brothers went to Paris, another - to Madrid. Boris choose Germany, got married and had a daughter Tamara, who used to reside in north Germany.
Karzov fluently spoke 5 languages and for this reason he was enrolled in the army. He was present at the negotiating event of drawing a "demarcation line", which splited up Poland's territory between Russia and Germany.
At the time, when Vlasov Army have been formed, he was assigned to it as an enterpreter and had been captured along with a rest of Cossak's army, which had no chance to withstand Russian tank's attacks.
Karzov has been taken to the coal mines of the Caucasus mountains, labour camp #518.
In summer 1948 he has been transfered to a special camp near Smolensk, where he became very ill.
After a release from military hospital he has been trown into NKVD prison, where they tried to extract a "confession" from him. Thereafter he was taken to the places where his army has fought in Russia and put on public display.
According to the Red Cross information Karzov is supposedly died soon after in July 1949 in Smolensk.