Skip to comments.St Petersburg village transformed into warzone as Siege of Leningrad re-enacted by historians..
Posted on 01/27/2014 11:38:24 AM PST by C19fan
World War II re-enactors today staged the final Siege of Leningrad battle in St Petersburg to mark the 70th anniversary of the fight which ended the Nazi blockade of the city. More than 400 history fans dressed up as Soviet Red Army soldiers and Nazi Germany troops to recreate the battle which ended one of the world's most deadliest sieges. The re-enactment took place in the village of Porogki in Leningrad - now known as St Petersburg - in front of hundreds of spectators.
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Hitler had a stated policy of starving subject peoples to death. The man’s evil was virtually limitless.
Stalin had a stated policy of starving his own people to death. Stalin was Hitler’s equal in evil, but since he was a commie, the left in the West turned a blind eye to his horrors. See Walter Duranty.
“Hitler had a stated policy of starving subject peoples to death. The mans evil was virtually limitless.”
Stalin starved millions too, and that was before the war. What they called communists and the German’s called Nazis are pikers in comparison to people like Rachel Carson, who wrote “Silent Spring” and got DDT banned worldwide. I’ve seen estimates that over a billion people have died prematurely from mosquito born illnesses.
It’s progressivism itself that’s evil. Political leaders, abortionists and “progressives” are merely the public face of evil.
One of Hitler’s many strategic blunders on the Eastern Front, deciding to beseige Leningrad instead of taking it outright when it was within his grasp.
Read about the Holodomor and dekulakization.
And here’s what happened to the “Heroes of Leningrad”
If Hitler only treated the Russians humanely, he would have been welcomed as a liberator.
With the war won, he could have done whatever he wanted with them afterwards.
The Ukrainians in particular welcomed the Germans as liberators. If the Germans were smart they would have recruited them against Russia but Nazi doctrine regarded them as “untermenschen”.
They also could have recruited General Vlasov.
Actually that set up my “Best Case Scenario” for the war, and it almost happened but Hitler (wisely on his part) rejected allying with Vlasov.
But I could have seen Vlasov’s army helping to overthrow the Bolsheviks, then immediately turning around and fighting the Germans back.
Hitler and the Bolsheviks both go away...if only it could have been.
Precisely: The three biggest mistakes Hitler made on the Eastern Front:
1) Not taking Moscow early when it was within grasp.
2) Not providing winter clothing for his troops. Same mistake made by Napoleon.
3) Not treating well the native ethnic populations which had suffered miserably under Soviet oppression.
Other big mistakes included:
Not immediately withdrawing the 6th Army from Stalingrad after it became surrounded.
Calling off the Kursk offensive just Army Group South was making a big breakthrough.
I guess this is the price you pay when you put a corporal in charge of the army. Hitler’s mistakes were so obvious, the Allies eventually ended all assassination plots against him figuring he was worth more alive than dead to the Allied war effort. It was at about the same time that many German officers realized it was up to them to the job themselves which of course culminated in the July 20th Bomb Plot.
The party apparatchiks had all Leningrad’s food stocks warehoused in one location and never moved it until the Nazis were in artillery range and burned it down. That was the biggest factor in starving to death 800,000 that winter.
An absolutely wonderful presentation of the “Eastern Front” campaign is in Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” multipart Podcast.
Stalin did that a number of times.
Yep, the most dangerous thing to be in Stalin’s Soviet Union was to be more popular than Stalin.
Unfortunately Hitler had a streak of luck that made him think he knew more than his generals.
“The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad” by Harrison E. Salisbury is about as gripping a tale as you’ll ever read.
“Yep, the most dangerous thing to be in Stalins Soviet Union was to be more popular than Stalin.”
I’ve never heard it put that way before but that’s a good way of stating it.