Talk:German prisoners of war in the Soviet Union

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Needs Reworking[edit]

This page needs some serious reworking. The lead comprises the majority of the page and it doesn't follow normal Wikipedia formatting. I will work some; however, I am not very familiar with the topic.Ryan Vesey (talk) 01:22, 5 April 2011 (UTC)


Similiar to the article about german POW in the United States, this article should contain a section about the conditions for the POW in the camps, which were extremly harsh and had a very high death toll. Thats a fact which I think should not be forgotten. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:14, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Penguin "Historical Atlas of the Third Reich"

German POW's in western hands.

Total captured: In Northwest Europe - 7294539 In Italy/Austria - 1425000 In Africa - 371000

Death: In american hands - 793239 In french - 314000 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:27, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

What you wrote is not true, a blatant falsehood, I checked this book on[1] On Page 113 they do not have the figures you list for deaths.--Woogie10w (talk) 23:08, 30 June 2013 (UTC)!topic/ Strange, isn't it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:57, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Blog is not an acceptable source on Wikipedia. You can check at[2] On Page 113 they do not have the figures you list for deaths Historical-Atlas-Third-Reich--Woogie10w (talk) 15:44, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

SS returnees?[edit]

How many if many of those who returned were members of the SS? Did the Soviets have a different policy for such men and if so what was what? Historian932 (talk) 00:30, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

I have never seen stats on Waffen SS POWs returned by the USSR. I did meet an ex Waffen SS veteran over 40 years ago who survived in the USSR as a POW and returned to Germany. He was from Slovakia and spoke Slovak which is close to Ukrainian. He attributed his survival to his language skills and his experience in the construction industry prior to the war. He looked at my hands which are soft, he said young man you would not survive a week in the Soviet camps--Woogie10w (talk) 00:56, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Soviet POW in German hands[edit]

I have added a link, in the See also section, to the article on Sovietr POWs captured by the Germans, in order to provide some balance to the article. While I belive that the treatment of German POWs captured by the Soviets was terrible, the simple facts (such as comparison of the overall survival rates) indicate that the treatment of Soviet POWs in German hands was even worse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:18, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

French prisoners of war in World War II GA-nominated[edit]

Please participate in the review here: Talk:French prisoners of war in World War II/GA1. Thank you. walk victor falk talk 05:37, 28 May 2014 (UTC)