Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Let's Sort this out
There has been a bit of discussion on war on the Woodmonsta's page but just to let you know Stalin did kill many of his men by making them endure winters reaching minus 40 degrees. On the road to Stalingrad he lost more than 1.1 million men but he did basically kill the whole German 6th Army and many Hungarian and Italian Infantry forces and foot soldiers. Sometimes the German's and Russian's occupied the different levels of the same building and anyone silly enough to raise there head was likely to be killed in a crossfire or sniper fire. To be honest Stalin lost 20 million men throughout WW2 (World War Two 1939-1945) and that's 3 times as many innocent Jew's as Hitler gassed in the notorious Death Camps plus an extra 2 million people. These stats are without the civilians added in as well if you are wondering. Why did Hitler do what he did? Because he was mad with power and hatred that's why. Whilst in prison in 1924 for trying to seize ultimate power in Germany, he wrote his story Mein Kampf (Translation My Struggle) which explained what he wanted to achieve if he got power in Germany and using the SS (Schutzstaffel) which means protective squadron and The SA (Sturmabteilung) which means storm trooper he did exactly that and seized sole power in Germany. He then humiliated and bet up Jewish people through out Germany before the SS began running the POW (Prisoner Of War) camps for Jews, Roma (Gypsies), Disabled, Black People and Jehovah's witnesses not to mention countless enemy soldier that were captured. Out of the 48 POW camps only 4 were fitted with the foul Gas Chambers Auschwitz-Birkenau, Treblinka, Sobibor and Majandek. Chelmno was the only death camp to use the dreaded gas vans. Most POW camps were known as Stalag's which were for both Officers and enlisted men. Oflags were for Officers only as there was a greater bargain for there lives. Before any soldier was placed in a camp they had to go through a Dulag. Now according to the Geneva Convention (1929) Prisoners only had to give there Name, Rank and Serial Number but the German's used trickery to gain more than this like vital War Movements and dates and other strategies that they could use against enemies to win the war. Out of the 16 odd camps there were only about 4 or 5 death camps but the main one was Auschwitz where about 1.1 million people were killed of the 650,000 registered prisoners only 65,000 survived and the Jewish population of 8 million in Europe dropped to 2 million after the war. According to the Geneva Convention (1929) POW'S where to be clothed, fed and have a place indoors to sleep. But all many POW'S got was a small amount of porridge watered down so that was hardly filling and if you were caught sharing food you were killed. Which is why many people tried to escape the camps by Tunneling, Climbing or disguising themselves. Each camp was surrounded by Electric bard wire fencing 4 metres high with an overhang and a watchtower armed with one man and a machine gun and a huge spotlight. Only roughly 2000 POW'S ever escaped.
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