A company in the Wehrmacht has something peculiar to say on their advancement to the east


Deutsch: “Der Russe muß sterben, damit wir leben.”
English: “The Russian must die so that we may live.”

As you can see, the date highlights 2 October 1941. By this time, the German forces had passed the borders of Russia and were taking cities from the Baltic to the Balkans, closing in on their objective of Moscow as the battle for Moscow had started on this day. Adolf Hitler also declared on this day that “the last, great decisive battle of this year begins.”

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