In 1942, 300,000 German, Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian and Italian soldiers including 35,000 Russian volunteers fighting the Bolshevism/Communism would be surrounded in Stalingrad. Over 11,000 would refuse to lay down their arms at the official surrender, preferring instead a fight to the death with the Bolsheviks. In the of the true hell that is the desolate winter, many would freeze to death. Surrendered troops would die from disease and torture while others are worked to death in the Gulag concentration camps in the most beastial conditions.

Soldiers would gather around the Virgin Mary drawn by a German soldier, Kurt Reuber, in 1942 in Stalingrad, Russia as they froze to death fighting Communism.

Historians would confirm that the 11,237 letters sent by soldiers in Stalingrad to their families, almost all expressed their willingness to fight communism and die for National Socialism and their Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler.

He sat in a room
in a square of the color of blood.
He’d rule the whole world
if there was a way that he could.
He’d sit and he’d stare
at the minreds on top of the towers.
For he was a beast
as he hatched his new plans to gain power.

And the snow fell
overing the dreams and ideals.
And the snow fell
freezing the blood and the wheels.
And the snow fell
they had to keep up for survival.
And the snow fell
defeating the beast’s only rival.

They took the old roads
that Napoleon had taken before.
They fought as a force as a light
against the darkness in a holy war.
One day they were looking around
and the sun was shining on the cold flowers.
The next day they were freezing to death
in the sleet and the ice cold showers.


Then came the deadly roads
back from the stairs of their retreat.
The cold racked their bodies
but worse was the pain of defeat.
Many people who had hailed them once
now turned and looked away.
These people now knew
that the beast was on it’s way.


You finally came back
to the borders of your fatherland.
Now enemies came
traitors everywhere at hand.
Many people who had fought and died
knowing that they had to win.
It still sickens my heart
to see the picture of the red flag in Berlin.


Music: “Snow Fell” by Saga.