Russia: Last WW2 German Prisoner Finally Released from Gulag

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Yenisey| The Russian prison authorities surprised the international community this morning, by announcing that they would finally set free  on Friday, the last German prisoner of war from the Second World War.  84-year old Reinhard Kunze, was only 14 years old when he was captured by Soviet troops during the Battle of Berlin, in January 1945, and was detained for the last 69 years in various Soviet and Russian forced labor camps. The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergueï Lavrov, announced this morning that in an “act of good will”, the Moscow government was ready to “put aside their national pride” and show their “generosity and good will” by letting him go home.

Recruited in the Hitler’s youth (Hitlerjugend ) 12th SS Panzer Division in 1943 when he was 12 years old, Mr. Kunze was accused by Soviet authorities of executing  Yakov Dzhugashvili, the son of Joseph Stalin, at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1943. The son of the dictator had been captured during the Battle of Stalingrad, and was killed after his father refused to exchange him for the German Field Marshall Friedrich Von Paulus, who had been captured by Soviet troops. The Russian leader had however decreed that no matter when the other German POWs were to be released, the murderer of his son was to remain in forced labor camps until his death, to pay for his act of “exceptional cowardice”.

Until now, the successive Russian governments had maintained the sentence and realized Stalin’s wish, even if it had no real legal legitimacy under modern democratic standards. The actual government however, seems to have changed its mind in order to appease the tension with Germany, that has developed over the conflict in Ukraine. Many experts doubt however that this surprising announce could really have the desired effect, as it also constitutes an admittance that Russian authorities had detained illegally a German Citizen for 70 years, who moreover was only 14 years old at the time of his imprisonment.

This surprising news brings back painful memories to many Germans, has Mr Kunze is only that last of a never-ending list of horrible stories linked to the end of the Second World War. Approximately three million German prisoners of war were captured by the Soviet Union during World War II, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POWs were employed as forced labor in the Soviet wartime economy and postwar reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released. Officially, the last surviving German Prisoners of war returned home from the USSR in 1956, but it is now clear that it was not exactly true. According to Soviet records, 381,067 German Wehrmacht POW died in NKVD camps over that time period, out of which 356,700 were German nationals and 24,367 from other nations. Many scholars and historians dispute those numbers however, suggesting that the body count could be close to 1 million.

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  1. Wayne Cash on July 14, 2014 at 6:30 pm said:

    Back pay?

    • Critical MAn on July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm said:

      mother fucking slavo russians , to keep a child as a war prisoner for 70 years

    • Iwona on July 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm said:

      look on this picture – this man have so beautiful gaze, gaze of freedom

    • stinky_kraut on July 15, 2014 at 5:41 pm said:

      mother fucking dirty krauts, to make a soap from the prisoner childs
      death to all kraut!

    • alex on July 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm said:

      @stinky_kraut:
      why do you hate the krauts ? What have they done to you ? No human should be hated because of his nation.

    • what an error : Friedrich VON Paulus : that is not correct : its is Friedrich Paulus . He was not nobility

    • Jerzy Wójcicki on July 16, 2014 at 10:31 am said:

      That child killed Stalin’ son – Jakob Dżugashwili. That’s why Russians have been so angry

    • Molnar Jozsef on July 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm said:

      Fairy tail He was hitlerjugend 14 years olda defending Berlin Was in no position, was not a labor camp guard to be in position to execute any prisoner. It was siply forgotten in the Russian gulag system

    • Ian Fowler on July 16, 2014 at 8:26 pm said:

      Every one should know that you cant trust the russians

    • Kjetil T. on July 17, 2014 at 11:28 am said:

      Iwona, I’m afraid this is just a stock photo. it has been used to illustrate everything from a Bengali man being pregnant with twins(!) to a man being hit by lightning. it’s a very good picture, though.

    • El Nebulozo on July 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm said:

      Germany invaded SSSR, killed a lot of civilians and did a lot of horific things. Russia’s revenge isn’t maybe a moral thing but on the other hand it is very understanable.
      This mans life is a tragical outcome of decisions made by German lidership

    • Stalin was sending military with only soars and rifles against German thanks and heavy machine guns. Fourteen years boys were the last Hitlers resort to defend Berlin. I can’t see how this young man could be responsible for anything.

    • Soviets were worse than nazies

    • hoyschel on August 20, 2014 at 10:30 am said:

      stinky_kraut, please go back to Tel-Aviv you brainwashed retard.

    • Lusitanian Express on August 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm said:

      Russians never forget, is on their DNA. German war criminals don’t deserve any kind of pity. Albert Speer is a good example of typical western “smoothness” to war criminals. I stand by the russians on this issue.

    • Atwas911 on August 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm said:

      @Critical

      “mother fucking slavo russians , to keep a child as a war prisoner for 70 years”

      This was not just a “child” This was a brainwashed Hitler’s youth assassin who carried out an assassination of the family members of a political leader.

      Fucking Nazi should never have been jailed.. He should have just been executed on sight.

    • mavericklatino on August 27, 2014 at 9:59 am said:

      cool, at least 100 deutsche marks.. lol

  2. john sixpack on July 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm said:

    russia is a cheap whore choking on a soiled condom.

    • danko on July 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm said:

      perhaps….but you are definitely an idiot.

    • john sixpack on July 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm said:

      danko: danke!

    • Vladimir Stankov on July 15, 2014 at 11:09 am said:

      According to Laurence Rees :
      5 700 000 Soviet prisoners taken from the Germans in WW2, 3 300 000 have died in captivity, nearly 60 % !!! In much less years – 4 against 10 !
      So, you are definitely an IDIOT !

    • William Leavenworth on July 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm said:

      You have no idea of Russia’s history. Go hang yourself; you are waste protein.

    • john sixpack on July 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm said:

      William Leavenworth: russian history – LOL.

    • fritz on July 15, 2014 at 5:43 pm said:

      German history:
      Owned by everyone

    • news flash people back in those days it didn’t matter what age crime was crime and got punished morons

    • Don Pedro on July 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm said:

      Vladimir Stankov on July 15, 2014 at 11:09 am said:
      According to Laurence Rees :
      5 700 000 Soviet prisoners taken from the Germans in WW2, 3 300 000 have died in captivity, nearly 60 % !!! In much less years – 4 against 10 !
      So, you are definitely an IDIOT !

      What you fail to tell us, is that the majority of these Russian P.O.Ws that were realeased after the war, some were executed on Stalins orders and the rest sent to Goulags to meet the same fate as the executed, Stalins orders. Now, this you will not find in YOUR history books. I am sure.

    • george h. armstrong on August 16, 2014 at 7:18 am said:

      I want to know where the 600 CANADIANS might be, the ones who were POWs in Germany when their camps were overrun by the Red Army. I thought we were SUPPOSED to be on the SAME SIDE. This is how Russia treats its FRIENDS, so don’t be shocked by anything they do to their enemies!

  3. tobias on July 14, 2014 at 6:41 pm said:

    The battle of Berlin, in January 45…Epic!!! ;-)

  4. If someone cross borders of any country withou permision or invitation of people from that country and even destroy property , soil the land and kill domestic people then he shouldnt be suprised if domestic people kill him or capture him for lifetime !!

    • Elusmus on July 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm said:

      Except people like that nowadays live on the welfare from the country whose borders they crossed.

    • Dean on July 14, 2014 at 9:03 pm said:

      That’s irrelevant and a rather stupid, badly constructed argument. Not to mention quite sick. Might have also escaped you, but he was captured in Berlin, so didn’t do anything like ‘cross borders of any country withou permision or invitation of people from that country and even destroy property , soil the land and kill domestic people’. Moron !

    • danko on July 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm said:

      Dean: just an argument…..he could be signed in Berlin for the military service….but he could be also serving for more years already. This means he could be still serving as an occupational force in someones land….and he could just retreat to Berlin, where he was captured. Strange, isn´t it ? :-))

    • Dewald Scholtz on July 15, 2014 at 10:38 am said:

      danko – if he did all of that before the age of 14 then we have to take opur hat off to him, actually..

    • deano on July 17, 2014 at 6:17 pm said:

      Danko, he was 14! I suppose he could have been in the invasion force that invaded USSR, but that happened when the boy was 10 years old. Could have gone later as a new recruit, but seeing as young boys were used to defend Berlin as there was no-one else left to fight its extremely probable he wasn’t fighting on Russian soil. Even if he did the Russians would have had no knowledge of this when capturing him. It matters not anyway, he was a 14 yr old boy. There is no justification for it. I could argue that this boy could have fought and shot against both my grandfathers. Only the cruelest of societies would keep a 14 yr old in a gulag for 69 years

  5. GrumpyMatt on July 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm said:

    “Look! We,re good and merciful country! We relased a prisoner 70 years after war!”

    • Atwas911 on August 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm said:

      Yes.. They released a prisoner, who carried out a political assassination on the family members of a political leader..

      They should have executed him.

  6. Dean on July 14, 2014 at 8:59 pm said:

    This is just disturbing, sick and mentally twisted. The BOY was 14 and was a child recruited at 12! For all he could have known he was bravely defending his country and probably his family against an army of Russians, with no knowledge of politics or real knowledge of the world or Nazi’s. He shouldn’t even have been taken, never mind sentenced to serve 69 years in jail. Any half decent human could see that. Poor boy and man. Both my grandfathers fought the Germans in WWII, Russian artic convoys and D-DAY and they would be turning in the graves. This is the sort of inhumane cruelty they were fighting against. Enough to make you lose faith in humanity. Now they release him for political gain with your standard, utterly delusional, Russian mentality statement. Horrific nation. No wonder all the countries they gained control of rose up against the communist regimes. When the Berlin wall went up everyone was running one way, when it came down they were still running the same way. Odd that most Ukrainians now want the same.

    • danko on July 14, 2014 at 9:51 pm said:

      this “kid” was killing your men on D-day….this kid was killing my ancestors on the eastern front. I do not care, he was 12 or 14….I care what he was doing. He is still alive….while he was perhaps not so mercyfull to his victims. My grandfather was always saying….there will be soon days, when our liberators will be considered as occupants and our occupants will become victims of the Red Army….What a hypocricy, what an idiotic explanation of the history. And one more importat fact, my friend – Russia is a capitalist country ;-)

    • Dave on July 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm said:

      And your ancesters were killing his. War kills more than just the “good” guys

    • liza on July 16, 2014 at 2:05 pm said:

      ha was bravely defending his country and family from Russians? do you have a brain? who started this war? hwo was defending counrty do you have any idea? that sick child got what he deserved, killer has to be in preason for all his life, He should die not even seen his country. Ficking Germans forgot how many people they killed.

    • Dave on July 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm said:

      And do you know how many people Russia killed? He was a soldier who fought for his country just like the Russians, Americans, French and so on. Do the American POW in Vietnam deserve to come home after the way? They killed many Vietnamese people and lost the war so do they diserve to ve locked up for the rest of their lives?

    • @Danko

      Your ancestors have collaborated with the nazi regime.

    • Atwas911 on August 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm said:

      The BOY was an assassin, who carried out a political assassination upon the family members of a political leader.

  7. Brina on July 14, 2014 at 9:05 pm said:

    I dont think the germans were using 12 year olds to shoot high profile Russian POW’s in 1943…they still had a very stong Military in 43

    • danko on July 14, 2014 at 9:58 pm said:

      naah….the Germans have had troubles to have enough men for the mass executions since the Barbarossa has started. There was a small “uprising” in Wehrmacht at the beginning….the old “prussian” school officers started to accept orders to send their normal troops (from Wehrmacht)for the crusades and mass executions. They were saying the Wehrmacht soldier is primary a soldier….not the murderer as SS soldier. I think some of these officers were shot, others were replaced…..and the WH soldiers became the members of “cleaning squads”, when necessary…Among these, there were HJ units as well.

    • Until recently, it was not clear when and how he died. According to the official German account, Dzhugashvili died by running into an electric fence in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he was being held. Some have contended that Yakov committed suicide at the camp, while others have suggested that he was murdered. Currently, declassified files show that Dzhugashvili was shot by a guard for refusing to obey orders. While Dzhugashvili was walking around the camp he was ordered back to the barracks under the threat of being shot. Dzhugashvili refused and shouted, “Shoot!” The guard shot him in the head. Either way, this was seen by Stalin as a more honourable death, and Stalin’s attitude towards his son softened slightly

  8. rasmus on July 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm said:

    there is no barbary or inhumane deed which Russia wouldn’t commit

    e.g. they murdered Raul Wallenberg and tens of thousands of other heroes.

    Thanks to Putin’s recent sick behavior more people around the world are being reminded what grave threat to humanity Russia is.

    • Russia stands against banksters that’d do anything for their profit: manipulate governments and people, destabilize regions, bomb anyone they want.
      A murderer deserves life in prison. Nazi is still a nazi, even 12 years old.

    • Abdirahman Ali on July 15, 2014 at 12:51 pm said:

      The same goes for America and west Europe the commmited alot of crime and yet all the speak of is russia and German crimes

    • William Leavenworth on July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm said:

      You clearly have no idea of Russian history. Russia was the wall that kept Asian and Muslim invaders out of Europe for a millenium, at enormous expense. The west rewarded it by invading it nearly every generation for over a century, from Napoleon to Hitler. Get a life or hang yourself. There are too many cretins like you who breed. Stalin was an anomaly, not the norm, and moreover, Stalin was NOT a Russian. He was a Georgian. But you probably don’t know that the nation of Georgia exists.

    • liza on July 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm said:

      Georgia it’s a beautiful country with a very old history, when Germans were still in caves eating raw meat, Georgia has writers, books and diplomats. To say in short that German svine deserved what he got.

    • Please don’t speak for Georgians too. Thanks for mentioning that Georgia exists and it is an old country with culture older than German or Russian, but I, as a Georgian and as almost every single Georgian, am ashamed of Stalin being Georgian too. He is nothing to be proud of.

    • George on July 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm said:

      “William Leavenworth on July 15, 2014 at 1:03 pm said:
      <>
      Fatal errors. Where you come 1000 year from? Not russians kept Asians and Muslims away, but Greek Byzantine Empire to south est and peoples like georgians to the west. And deserts. Russians were enslaved by Tatars for years. It was Poland and Lithuania who fought them and limited them around Black Sea + Hungary + Romanian Principalities. After Rise of Russians, Russians defeated tatars in their own cradle, and after that just conquered to East, South and after that, west, becoming an Empire and wondering stupid questions as why other empires tried to eliminate them. Because you were an Empire, that s why. Because you tried to conquer slice by slice each nation, that s why. Because you did conquer a lot of foreign other smaller nations.

    • liza on July 17, 2014 at 1:51 am said:

      NEO you are simply idiot, who hear or see what he wants or what is in his sick mind. Did I mentioned anywhere Stalin? Did I told I’m proud if him? and please don’t talks for every single Georgian, Im pretty sure there are much more things in your life you have to be ashamed then Stalin.

    • Liza, if i were answering to your comment only, i would have mentioned your name in the beginning. My comment was a reply to all the comments above mine. I did not talk for EVERY Georgian, i said that my shame is shared by ALMOST EVERY Georgian. As a person who has spent entire life in Georgia, i think i can know Georgians better than the people from the outside.
      And please have at least minimal respect to other people, if you yourself want to get any, because calling people idiots and sick minded is not an adult behavior, especially when it comes to discussing issues similar to the one discussed here.

      And regarding Stalin: he is not a part of my life, he is a part of the history. And i assure you, i don’t have anything else from the history of Georgia that i am ashamed of more than of Stalin.

    • Atwas911 on August 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm said:

      You say this as if America would not do the same thing?

      Wasnt just a couple days ago Obama blurted out “Yeah, we tortured some folks”.

      Thats just a single drop in the swimming pool of America’s crimes not only against the world, but against her own people.

      Wake up you idiot.

  9. 587board on July 15, 2014 at 2:02 am said:

    Now watch Israel nab him so they can administer further punishment.

  10. Katzbach on July 15, 2014 at 3:52 am said:

    It is a sad situation indeed. But most people don’t know much about the Great Patriotic War… Germany invaded Russia and did a great deal of damage to the land and people. The war cost Russia more than 21 million casualties. This prisoner was SS. The Hitlerjugend Division was known for their political
    dedication and fanaticism. So this boy was certainly indoctrinated after 2 years of being in the SS. Just because he was 14 does not mean he would not kill you. I am glad he was finally set free and quite frankly it should have been sooner… but as they say, war is hell! One could say when you piss a country off, they write you off until they feel like forgiving you…just ask Cuba and Castro.

    • William Leavenworth on July 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm said:

      Exactly.

    • George on July 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm said:

      ” One could say when you piss a country off, they write you off until they feel like forgiving you…just ask Cuba and Castro. ” Well, this is not applicable to Russia. They destroy so many countries and still say “why we were under attack in WWII?” Well ask the Finns, ask the Romanians. The answer is simple, to gain back territories occupied by URSS in 1940. An to change Stalin’s regime. To this kind of thinking; russians are not educated to think, how come they have the right to be in Berlin in 45, but countries occupied by URSS to not have the right to try to be in Moscow on what is for them counter-attack. Great war for liberation of Motherland from Stalin. Ironic, isn t it?

    • POLES, FINNS, LATVIANS, LITHUANIANS, ESTONIANS, BELORUSSIANS, UKRAINIANS, ROMANIANS, HUNGARIANS, POLES AGAIN, CZECHS, AUSTRIANS, SLOVENIANS, YUGOSLAVIANS, GERMANS, KOREANS, MANCHURIANS, MONGOLIANS, JAPANESE, IRANIANS, AFGHANS, …… AND ON AND ON…

  11. Beau on July 15, 2014 at 5:44 am said:

    How many Russians died at the hands of Germans in concentration camps? Many stories say they weren’t even taken to the camps because they were full and simply shot in forests along the way…

  12. Fu.k UE&USiA on July 15, 2014 at 2:46 pm said:

    wy pierdolone w dupe eurocwele ruskim nei dorastacie do piet, pieprzone cipy z was i tyle co zrobiliscie dla ukrainy w ktorej w zbrodniczy sposob wladze przejeli banderwocy ? nic mogliscie jedynie pisac swoje zalosne twitty hehe ktore byly gowno wartymi oznakami waszego “cipiowastego oporu” pokazaliscie taka sama klase jak wasi ojcowie dziadkowie. w 1939 roku i nie zrobilscie nic zalosne euro-anglo zalosne cipy. CHWALA ROSJI!!!

  13. Anti_kraut on July 15, 2014 at 5:52 pm said:

    You see true “German” bravery, is to send a 14 years old kid to die. USSR sends kid on war too, but differencies are that second left to protect the fatherland taking into account that the Russian kids were volunteers, but krauts just to kill people.

  14. Heer on July 15, 2014 at 7:07 pm said:

    History is written by the the victors!

  15. mirian on July 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm said:

    another true about WWII: my grandma was a military doctor of the red army, when de soviet troops seized the POW camps there were discovered that the gloves, and hand bags were made by human skins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and those skins were POW skins!!!!! and my grandma saw all of them by himself and then told us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so SS and POW concentration camps were really killing machines!!!!!!!!

    • huvitav kas Te ise ka seda lolli möla usute mida siia toksite? See jutt inimesenahast kinnastestjakäekottidest in pärit Ilja Erenburgi propagandast, mitte tegelikust elust …

    • huvitav kas Te ise ka seda lolli möla usute mida siia toksite? See jutt inimesenahast kinnastest ja käekottidest on pärit Ilja Erenburgi propagandast, mitte tegelikust elust … enne toksimist võiksite tutvuda ajalooga ja teada saada – KES ikkagi kavandas ja põhjustas II Maailmasõja …

  16. Kduke on July 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm said:

    Note for the authors. Field Marshall Paulus was not a “Von.” The Soviets tried to call him that to make his capture seem even more important. In fact, he was barely a “Field Marshall” since Hitler promoted him the day before he surrendered (expecting him to kill himself).

  17. Paul Schmidt on July 15, 2014 at 9:56 pm said:

    My Granddad was a german officer in ww2 ,and he was fighting until the End .just for his country and his family ,stupid scum .you know nothing.so dont talk about this HEROS

  18. Ted Torgerson on July 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm said:

    It will be interesting to hear if he can speak any German.

  19. Graeme Armfield on July 16, 2014 at 4:51 am said:

    Korean War 1950-1953 all UN POWs were not returned by the Communists
    at the end of hostilities instead held back to this day in China Soviet Union and North Korea. Read Korean Atrocty by Philip Chinnery.

  20. GEOgirl on July 16, 2014 at 10:20 am said:

    Mistake about Stalin. NOT Russian Leader. He was Georgian and was leader of SU. as about the child maybe he killed people but in this age he hadn’t deeply recognized the reality. also he saw his closes were dead and then everythig went by itself.Or Just in his mind he wanted to be a hero. Now everything is in past. and we, Russians- Georgians and Germans are no more enemies. so I am happy He is free

    • lina on July 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm said:

      tell that Russians are not enemies to the people in the Georgian villages that are close to the border. They get robbed and kidnapped almost every day by Russian soldiers.
      Yes, they do. Even today!

    • Andy Chang on July 20, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

      Another mistake, Hilter also was not borne at Germany, he was borne at Austria.

  21. Confused! on July 16, 2014 at 1:01 pm said:

    So where would home be for a fourteen year old???

  22. Russian liars on July 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm said:

    Russian liars you are so keen to transfer responsibility to other. Stalin represented Russia just like hitler represented Germany. Hitler was not born in Germany either. Georgians are not friends with Russia. Russians currently occupy 1/3 of Georgian land. We have over 300,000 refugees. Russia is where the satan lives.

    • kinda on July 16, 2014 at 1:39 pm said:

      Germany at least had admitted their past mistakes and apologized for it.. Russia still has not done that..

    • luckily it’s not 1/3 yet, but it being 1/5 doesn’t make anybody happy.

    • lina on July 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm said:

      How do you expect Russia to admit its mistakes when Putin still thrives towards Soviet Union. Russians still admire Stalin and think he was a good guy, not caring about the fact that he has executed more civilians than nazi Germany, sometimes justifying it with: “that’s what it costs to be a great country”.

  23. kinda on July 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm said:

    simply horrible how cruel people can be against one another. so stupid.

    • THIS IS THE BASIC PROBLEM. THE CONCEPT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIVE IN YOUR TRIBE/VILLAGE ARE SOMEHOW NOT PEOPLE

  24. Jonas on July 16, 2014 at 6:17 pm said:

    It seems he was forgoteen on the gulags until now. They released him and just invented a fairy-tail story to justify their incompetence and their disregards for the most basic human rights.

  25. Robban on July 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm said:

    This right here folks, explains russian leaderships narrow mind. We are dealing with retard nation ppl/ rest of the planet. Prepare for nuke war against russia! Time has come.

  26. hugeonreddit on July 17, 2014 at 6:42 am said:

    This isn’t real and worldnewsdailyreport isn’t real news.

  27. carol Johnson on July 17, 2014 at 7:58 am said:

    How can we help this man to enjoy what days he has left.?
    God help him and bless him in his freedom now.

  28. stalin on July 17, 2014 at 9:03 am said:

    He was a killer.
    He has paid for this.

  29. ha ha all you guys actually crack me up! It’s all very true, whatever your viewpoint may be and how many of his own people Stalin actually murdered until his death even long after the WW2.
    Do you guys realise that he didn’t want to free his OWN CHILD in the first place!!! So who is the real child murderer? May peace be with you from now, all of us!

  30. Alfonso on July 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm said:

    Fucking Godless communists!

    In addition, just today they shot a commercial plane with 260 innocent passengers !

    and all the massacres in Syria are on their hands..

    and

    and

  31. Albert Sheppard on July 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm said:

    The comments on this article show just how sick, misinformed, and cowardly the many readers and society is behind the scenes… AND most would say the most awful things and never show their faces. Even those with some legitimate knowledge use their limited knowledge in despicable ways… some actually try to explain their true feelings about their history and take responsibility for things in the past… but primarily as a whole these comments are shameful and a perfect example of what is responsible for a 1000 years of human tragedy, misunderstanding, conflict, separation, and death.

    -Albert-

  32. russians are idiots!!

  33. bill cowan on July 18, 2014 at 8:27 am said:

    its about time the war ended. its about time all wars ended.life is short enough. the people in power should realise this and use the billions spent on war to aid and educate people to make the world a better place

  34. Gorge on July 19, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

    First of all this “child” was a NAZI!!! You all forgot that.
    Secondly he was imprisoned for a WAR CRIME – HE KILLED A PRISONER. Even if he didn’t understand that he was committing a crime when he killed a prisoner, HE KILLED A MAN. that is the thing which any man realises, if not mentally ill.
    AND DON’T FORGET THAT A MAN SACRIFICED HIS SON TO WIN THE WAR!
    I’m not a Stalin fan or Russia or anything else fan, BUT YOU JUST CAN’T LOOK AT ALL FROM 1 DAMN SIDE!

  35. Paulus on July 19, 2014 at 8:55 am said:

    Hi stupid americans. We hate you für your insane
    politica

  36. Андрей Авдошин on July 19, 2014 at 11:47 pm said:

    Бред, фейк, полная чушь. Всерьез обсуждать эту “новость” – издевательство над здравым смыслом. Вся новость высосана из пальца (хорошо если из пальца). Во первых участники Гитлерюгенд не были военнопленными – это исторический факт и никто не вывозил 14 летних в “Сталинские лагеря”. Трогательная история про то, что он причастен к убийству сына Сталина могла прийти только в больную голову и для того, что бы обсуждать и смаковать этот бред надо быть полностью безграмотным. В 1943 у немцев даже в мыслях не было привлекать детей в армию и тем более концлагеря, детей стали использовать в качестве солдат только в 1945. в последние месяцы войны. Статья не более, чем провокация-какие злые русские, бла бла бла.

  37. Worthy? on July 20, 2014 at 7:04 am said:

    Some harsh words from some fucked up views… Who did what to whom how and when go back to the time of the zealots and study your history from then … What the nazi did in ww2 is despicable what the ussians did to the inmates the gulag is not any less despicable when will we a humans learn that we all live on this one planet peace to all and love to all

  38. Tim Robertson on July 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm said:

    World war two is not over. Japan is winning! They own everything

  39. Mariusz on July 20, 2014 at 5:38 pm said:

    fuc_k russia!

  40. Daniel on July 23, 2014 at 9:15 am said:

    Well first of all,the so called “Russian October Revolution” was not started by russians – Trotsky- real name Bronstein (jew),Yakov Sverdlov -Solomon (jew),Grigori Zinoviev -Radomyslsky (jew),Lev Kamenev -Rosenfeld (jew),Lenin’s maternal grandfather was also a jew (Мойша),after Lenin,the 2 most important figures in the Soviet Union were Stalin and after Stalin – Beria ,both were not russian ,they were from Georgia.About the Gulag- as you can see,most of the leaders of Gulag (Eichmans,Berman,Плинер, Израиль Израилевич) – jews.So were are all “the bad russian” you were talking about?

  41. Artyom boot on August 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm said:

    Anuu cheeki breeki iv damke!

  42. Mihajlo Petrovic on August 14, 2014 at 2:36 pm said:

    What would be the verdict to a young man of 14 years for premeditated murder in modern USA national legal system?Life in prison or the electric chair?

  43. turdmaster on August 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm said:

    Killed Stalin’s son…. give him a medal.

  44. ok what ever, serves them right

  45. The 12th SS-HJ Division was never used as guards in any concentration camp nor were 12 y/o boys.

  46. Jose Rojas on August 20, 2014 at 2:39 am said:

    A 14 year-old “enemy of the people” this is the “Brave New World” we live in

  47. International Communists = JEWS
    International Capitalists = JEWS
    Oligarchs = JEWS
    USSR = JEWS
    USSA = JEWS
    Wake up to the sickness of World Jewry.

  48. Annonymous on August 20, 2014 at 10:45 am said:

    Everything bad that happened in the world we owe it to Americans, the fore skinner Jews and the British and what happened to the man when he was 14 was done by the Americans and British friends of the Jewish communist leaders. The Germans were victims of all these monsters that are killing human beings still today, they never have enough.

  49. Hitler invaded Russia before Russia unleashed their thousands of tanks and six million army. Hitler offered generous peace proposals to Britain, but warmonger Churchill turned them down. Churchill had a psycopath’s hatred of Germany, because Hitler turned around Germany’s economy in a mere three years, while the rest were still caught in the Rothschild’s imposed depression.

  50. William Leavenworth on July 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm said:

    Good enough credentials for me.

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Russia: Last WW2 German Prisoner Finally Released from Gulag

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Yenisey| The Russian prison authorities surprised the international community this morning, by announcing that they would finally set free  on Friday, the last German prisoner of war from the Second World War.  84-year old Reinhard Kunze, was only 14 years old when he was captured by Soviet troops during the Battle of Berlin, in January 1945, and was detained for the last 69 years in various Soviet and Russian forced labor camps. The Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergueï Lavrov, announced this morning that in an “act of good will”, the Moscow government was ready to “put aside their national pride” and show their “generosity and good will” by letting him go home.

Recruited in the Hitler’s youth (Hitlerjugend ) 12th SS Panzer Division in 1943 when he was 12 years old, Mr. Kunze was accused by Soviet authorities of executing  Yakov Dzhugashvili, the son of Joseph Stalin, at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in April 1943. The son of the dictator had been captured during the Battle of Stalingrad, and was killed after his father refused to exchange him for the German Field Marshall Friedrich Von Paulus, who had been captured by Soviet troops. The Russian leader had however decreed that no matter when the other German POWs were to be released, the murderer of his son was to remain in forced labor camps until his death, to pay for his act of “exceptional cowardice”.

Until now, the successive Russian governments had maintained the sentence and realized Stalin’s wish, even if it had no real legal legitimacy under modern democratic standards. The actual government however, seems to have changed its mind in order to appease the tension with Germany, that has developed over the conflict in Ukraine. Many experts doubt however that this surprising announce could really have the desired effect, as it also constitutes an admittance that Russian authorities had detained illegally a German Citizen for 70 years, who moreover was only 14 years old at the time of his imprisonment.

This surprising news brings back painful memories to many Germans, has Mr Kunze is only that last of a never-ending list of horrible stories linked to the end of the Second World War. Approximately three million German prisoners of war were captured by the Soviet Union during World War II, most of them during the great advances of the Red Army in the last year of the war. The POWs were employed as forced labor in the Soviet wartime economy and postwar reconstruction. By 1950 almost all had been released. Officially, the last surviving German Prisoners of war returned home from the USSR in 1956, but it is now clear that it was not exactly true. According to Soviet records, 381,067 German Wehrmacht POW died in NKVD camps over that time period, out of which 356,700 were German nationals and 24,367 from other nations. Many scholars and historians dispute those numbers however, suggesting that the body count could be close to 1 million.

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