Maj. Gen. Ivan Burmakov and Lt. Col. Leonid Vinokur, two of the Russian officers interviewed after the Battle of Stalingrad. Museum of the Battle of Stalingrad

Stalingrad Diaries: The Battlefield Transcripts Stalin Deemed Too True to Publish

During the most ferocious battle in human history, Soviet historians interviewed over 200 Red Army soldiers about the 1943 fighting that helped seal Nazi Germany's fate. Decades later, Prof. Jochen Hellbeck became the first historian to read their stories

The fighting in Stalingrad, lasting from August 1942 to February 1943, and ending with the surrender of Hitler’s army, changed the course of World War II and world history. It was the most ferocious battle in...

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