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Rebuilding the Gulag – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

March 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Communism, Extremism, Socialism, Totalitarianism, War, WW2

The NKVD’s grip on Stalingrad had not slackened. German prisoners working from both banks of the Volga had noticed that the first building in the city to be repaired was the NKVD headquarters, and almost immediately there were queues of women outside with foodparcels for relatives who had been arrested. Former Sixth Army soldiers guessed that they too would be prisoners there for many years. Molotov later confirmed their fears, with his declaration that no German prisoners would see their homes until Stalingrad had been rebuilt.

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