Stalingrad Prisoner Survivors

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Re: Stalingrad Prisoner Survivors

Post by CaptainSensible » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:19 am

lennyu wrote:I understand that 100K surrendered and only 5K were released.
Are there still any of those 5K alive. Has any of them written on their experiences. what sources are there for, in general, Russian POW camps.
A good place to start would be to read Antony Beevor's famous recent historical bestseller Stalingrad. It should be in just about any public library. Good luck!

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Post by phylo_roadking » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:23 pm

For a general source, see Anne Applebaum's "Gulag" - German POWs went into the Gulag system
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Post by Cott Tiger » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:42 am

There is an interesting account from a Stalingrad survivor available on online.

It was reviewed and discussed here on Felgrau ... stalingrad

If you click this link it will take you to the thread and you can then access the memoir.


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Post by Benoit Douville » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:42 am

We have to remember that Stalin death in 1953 really help the POW in the Gulag because nobody would have never return to Germany.


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Re: Stalingrad Prisoner Survivors

Post by huddy » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:08 am

How can one trace a soldiers unit & duties if he was part of the Sixth Army and survived?
He returned home after 5 years in captivity.
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