Nazi Germany and the Soviet prisoners

Executed Soviet prisoners of war. Novgorod region. 1942

As a result most of the prisoners of war (about 2 million) died from cold, hunger, diseases, and executions before February 1942.

Михаил Михалков. Май 1941 г. Западная граница

From the memoirs of Mikhail Mikhalkov, a former prisoner of war

«After I got out of the Kiev encirclement my life became complicated, I got into horrible scrapes… I went through four camps, the last of which was Alexandria in Kirovograd region where I had been once before but had escaped. It was there that I realized I must take revenge on the Nazis.»