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Table of Contents
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Contents
Illustrations
Maps
Introduction
En Route
Fighting in Stalingrad
A Narrow Escape
A Last-Minute Reprieve
Blood Red Snow Falls Not from the Sky
A Temporary Lull
Hunting Italian Partisans
Return to the Russian Inferno
Alarm at the Nikopol Bridgehead
Fear and Hatred Supplant Tears
Through Bottomless Mud
Deadly Intermezzo
Condemned to Death
Vultures over Nemmersdorf
From Poland to a Fool’s Paradise
Better Dead than Siberia
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Günter K. Koschorrek

‘FOR CAPTURING SO UNSPARINGLY THE BANALITY AND HORROR OF WAR,
THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED’ Library Journal (USA)

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BLOOD RED SNOW

to run around in my socks. This meeting with the Czech militia proved
to me very clearly how helpless the loser is and how deep the hate and
the thirst for vengeance reside in those who were our enemies.

The fervent wish of many people has come to pass, and
the war is finally over. But will it also be over in their hearts? How long
will it be until the hate and the craving for revenge is buried? Yes, I know,
there are people who, despite the atrocities, have put aside hatred and
seek closer bonds with their enemies. It is they who give me new hope.

But when will people realise that it is possible for any of us to be
manipulated by domineering and power-crazed individuals who know
how to motivate the masses in order to misuse them for their own ends?
While they keep well out of the way, in safety, they have no hesitation
in brutally sacrificing their people in the name of patriotism. Will
mankind ever stand together against them? Or are those who died in
the fighting dead forever, and will the reasons they gave their lives be
forgotten?

I will never be able to forget those I knew. They are the constant
reminders that I was very privileged to survive them.

It is no less than my obligation to tell their story.

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The dramatic memoirs of a machine-gunner on the Eastern Front

Gives a brutal account of fighting in Stalingrad

Warts-and-all narrative of life within a unit under constant attack

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