Axis prisoners of war being marched on a road near Stalingrad, Russia, circa Feb 1943

Caption   Axis prisoners of war being marched on a road near Stalingrad, Russia, circa Feb 1943 ww2dbase
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Added Date 2 Jan 2010

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1. Gregg Heilman says:
2 Jan 2010 05:41:45 PM

I have a good friend and co-worker whose father was a German POW kept here in the USA. In addition we have another couple we are friends with and the husbands father was a German POW kept here in the USA. After the war both fathers worked hard to return to America and bring their German families to this wonderful country. My friend Willi was born on the ship on the way over in 1948. This was not the case with Russians or Germans. They abused each other to the extreme. Rent the DVD "As Far as my Feet Will Carry Me". Out of nearly 100,000 Germans and Axis POW taken at Stalingrad less then 4500 ever return to Germany. Again we have a friend whose father did, but he died soon after his return in the early 1950s from a Russian Camp. " After the final surrender, only ninety-one thousand of the three hundred and thirty thousand survived. When it was all over, one hundred and forty-seven thousand two hundred German soldiers were dead as well as forty-six thousand seven hundred Russians. Of the ninety-one thousand who surrendered, only five thousand ever saw Germany again. A typhoid epidemic killed about fifty thousand of the feeble survivors. The last prisoners of war returned to Germany in 1955." Many Russians POWs were murdered by Stalin when returned to Russia as cowards.

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