Says a German soldier
"Do you know how we behaved to the civilians? We behaved like devils out of Hell. We left those poor villagers to starve to death, thousands and thousands of them. How can you win a war in this way?
We shoot villagers on the slightest excuse. Just stick them up against a wall. We order the whole village out to watch. It’s a vicious circle. We hate them and they hate us, and on and on it goes, everyone getting more inhuman.
The civilians were all ready to look on us as saviours. They had had years of oppression from the communists. What did we do? Turn into slaves under Hitler.
If the Russians should ever pay back one half of what we have done, you won’t smile or sing again.
These Russian POW were made to dig a hole and they were shot and buried in it.
THE BRUTAL GERMAN STRATEGY ALIENATED ALL RUSSIANS
Brutal atrocities. The Final Solution, besides being barbaric and evil, drained men and resources from the fight in the east. The Wehrmacht and SS' atrocities against Soviet citizens, made for partisan attacks and guerilla warfare in Nazi occupied Russia. Hitler could have made himself as a liberator of those people, freeing them from Stalin (and he did to that, but only for "Aryans" in occupied territory) and they would have contributed much needed manpower and labor to the war effort, instead they realized that Stalin was the lesser of evils and fought the Germans.
Observe how the Germans take it so casually
This man is pleased at seeing the Russian nurse hanging. Perverse. If one may say so. Or is the image a fake?
MAJDANEK CAMP: SOME HISTORY
Majdanek was a German Nazi concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, established during German Nazi occupation of Poland. The camp operated from October 1, 1941 until July 22, 1944, when it was captured nearly intact by the advancing Soviet Red Army. Although conceived as a forced labor camp and not as an extermination camp, over 79,000 people died there (59,000 of them Polish Jews) during the 34 months of its operation.
The name 'Majdanek' ("little Majdan") derives from the nearby Majdan Tatarski ("Tatar Maidan") district of Lublin, and was given to the camp in 1941 by the locals, who were aware of its existence. In Nazi documents, and for reasons related to its funding, Majdanek was initially "Prisoner of War Camp of the Waffen-SS in Lublin". It was renamed "Konzentrationslager Lublin" (Concentration Camp Lublin) in February 1943.
Among German Nazi concentration camps, Majdanek was unusual in that it was located near a major city, not hidden away at a remote rural location. It is also notable as the best-preserved concentration camp of the Holocaust - as it was close to the former Soviet border, there was too little time for the Nazis to destroy the evidence before the Red Army arrived.
German prisoners of war carry the body of prisoners of concentration camps "Klooga" (Estonia), shot before the arrival of the Red Army and had not managed to completely burn
Klooga was a Nazi labor subcamp of the Vaivara concentration camp complex established in September 1943 in Harju County, during World War II, in German-occupied Estonia near the northern Estonian village Klooga. The Vaivara camp complex was commanded by German officers (Hans Aumeier, Otto Brennais, and Franz von Bodman) and consisted of some 20 field camps, some of which existed only for short periods.