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Author Willmann, Klaus, 1934- author.

Title Death March Through Russia [electronic resource] / Klaus Willmann (as told to him by Lothar Herrmann) ; foreword by Roger Moorhouse ; translated by Eva Burke.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Greenhill Books, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (256 pages)
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Summary "This World War II memoir by a Nazi soldier details his unimaginable experience as a German prisoner-of-war in the Soviet Union. Lothar Hermann grew up in Bavaria, going through the RAD (Nazi Labor Service) before being conscripted into a Wehrmacht Mountain Division (the Gebirgsdivision) in 1940. He participated in Germany's advance through southern Ukraine in 1941 and, in 1944, was arrested in Romania while retreating to Germany. The Romanians passed him onto the Soviets, who placed him in a forced labor camp, where he watched two-thirds of prisoners around him die. In 1949, Herrmann was finally released to Germany and returned to Bavaria. Three million German troops were taken prisoner by the Red Army and around two-thirds of them survived to return to Germany in 1949 like Hermann, but their stories are little known. Klaus Willmann draws on interviews he conducted with Herrmann, to recount these astonishing recollections in the first-person. Depicting the challenges of growing up in Nazi Bavaria to becoming a Soviet prisoner-of-war, this is a gripping and enlightening account from a necessary but rarely explored perspective."-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Herrmann, Lothar, 1920-
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, German.
Prisoners of war -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Burke, Eva, translator.
ISBN 9781784385040 (epub)
9781784385033 (print)
Standard No. 9781784385040

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