Russian Prisoners of War
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|The Soviets liberated Stalag 3A on April 22, 1945. It was an awesome sight to see 100's of Soviets troops come through the camp, men and women. I remember saying to myself "I would hate to fight these guys!" They were tough, after years of terrible fighting and living off the land as they moved west.|
|Photograph of Russians about to be shot by firing squad. See pail of sawdust. This was actually a German photograph stolen by the cameraman.|
|Russian POW's carrying comrades.|
|Russian Orthodox Church at Stalag 3A, Luckenwalde. All pillars beautifully carved by Russian POW's|
The caption to this Russian magazine translates as:
"I am waiting for you...soldier-liberator!"