August 16, 2013

1943. Nazis Even Kill Their Wounded in Russian Retreat

Nazis Even Kill Their Wounded in Russian Retreat
Friedrich von Paulus
Ottawa Citizen - February 9, 1943
NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 1943--(A.P.)

Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus, captured at Stalingrad, may be questioned by the Russians concerning atrocities in the Ukraine, Bill Downs, CBS correspondent who visited Stalingrad, said in a broadcast tonight.

Downs reported one Russian officer told him a commission is now investigating "atrocities in the Ukraine." Field Marshal Paulus came through the Ukraine. We probably will want to ask him about that later."

Meanwhile, the Russian midnight communique declared: "The Germans are not only abandoning their wounded, but even killing them. In the village of Timiryazevo the Hitlerites blew up a hospital in which 27 wounded German officers and men were patients."