Massacre of Feodosia

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The Massacre of Feodosia referred to the killing of wounded members of the Wehrmacht by soldiers of the Red Army, between 29 Deсember 1941 and 1 January 1942 in the harbor city of Feodosia on the Crimean peninsula (now southern Ukraine). On 3 November the city was captured by emelents of the German 46th and 170th Infantry Divisions. On 28 December Soviet marine troops and regular infantry landed on the beach of Feodosia and captured the city. On 18 January 1942, the German Wehrmacht was able to reconquer Feodosia. "They found that around 150 wounded German military personnel had been murdered. Wounded soldiers had been thrown out of the windows of the hospital to make room for Russian wounded, then water was poured on the heavily wounded soldiers who were then left to freeze. On the beach in front of the field hospital, piles of bodies were found where they were thrown from a wall several metres high, after being beaten and mutilated, their bodies left in the surf so that the sea water froze and covered them with a sheet of ice. Some of the dead bodies showed severe signs of mutilation."[1] In some cases their genitals were cut off. 12 German soldiers survived the massacre hidden in cellars. Their testimony before a the German Wehrmacht-investigating authority confirmed the number: 160 wounded German soldiers had been murdered.

On 21 March 1983 the West German Radio (WDR) broadcast a documentary, which was based on de Zayas' investigation and also showed propaganda footage of the troops of the Wehrmacht on the massacre of Broniki, witnesses of the massacre talked to the journalists in the documentary film.[2]

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  1. ^ A. de Zayas, Die Wehrmacht und das Voelkerrecht, Vortrag vor der Staats- und Wirtschaftspolitische Gesellschaft e.V., Hamburg, 27. Februar 2004; ders. Wehrmacht-Untersuchungsstelle, p. 61. (in German)
  2. ^ A. de Zayas, Die Wehrmacht und das Voelkerrecht, Vortrag vor der Staats- und Wirtschaftspolitische Gesellschaft e.V., Hamburg, 27. Februar 2004; ders. Wehrmacht-Untersuchungsstelle, p. 84. (in German)

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