After Stalingrad

After Stalingrad: Seven Years as a Soviet Prisoner of War by Adelbert Holl

This describes the author’s capture at the end of the Battle of Stalingrad and his progression via various camps as a prisoner of war eventually returning to Germany in 1950. I found the most interesting part covered the time he spent in the Gulag proper working on the Baikal-Amur Mainline in the Angarstroy camps near Tayshet. As is typical with biographical material like this it just shows the experiences of one person rather than giving a broader context.

The degree of German collaboration with the Soviets is interesting.  It seems to be much more widespread than I had really considered,  but maybe I should not be surprised.



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