Were German captives of the Soviets used as slave labor to rebuild Stalingrad?
I live in Los Angeles and we have many Russian immigrants here. I was visiting my local Ralphs and was chatting with the Russian security guard about Euro 2012. He happened to mention that his grandmother was from Stalingrad (Volgograd today) and that after the Germans had been driven back German prisoners and slave labor rebuilt the city.
So much is unknown to me at least about what happened to Germans captured by the Soviets. I am aware that many German prisoners werent returned until the 1950’s.
It would be uncomfortably ironic if the Soviets were using slave labor at the same time they were presiding over the Nuremberg trials that accused the Germans of just the same thing.