This book is a great read. It removes once and for all any hint of legitimacy left from the Soviet propaganda of the period. Those who view Stalin`s regime as liberators will be forced to re-examine their myopic views when faced by the barbaric atrocities committed by the Soviets against the German people and even against their own Russian soldiers if they showed any restraint. Lays to rest once and for all the distorted, one sided view of war on the Eastern Front. A well documented and scholarly work- –A Reader
Stalin’s War of ExterminationJoachim Hoffmann
1941-1945: Planning, Realization and Documentation
The breakthrough bestseller by a German academic (and longtime researcher with the German military archives) that documented Stalin’s murderous war against the German army and the German people to today’s German public. Based on the late Joachim Hoffmann’s lifelong study of German and Russian military records, Stalin’s War of Extermination not only reveals—as never before—the Red Army’s grisly record of atrocities against soldiers and civilians, but establishes beyond cavil that torture, murder, and rape of the captive and the helpless was official Soviet policy, as ordered by Comrade J.V. Stalin. An indispensable book for all students of World War II as it actually happened.
Author: Joachim Hoffmann