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Is it true that most German soldiers were not allowed to return to their homes but were killed instead?

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June 21, 2004 8:52PM

No, but there may be a historical basis for the claim. German

soldiers who became prisoners of the Russians were very poorly

treated and had fairly low chances of survival. In particular, of

the 91,000 Germans captured at Stalingrad, fewer than 1,000

survived their imprisonment to return home.

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