Russlanddeutsche

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Russlanddeutsche

Post by Mannet » 27 Mar 2020 17:08

hi
what happened with Russian Germans during the war? all of them were sent to Labour Army, or did they server in red army too? and if, then how many of them?

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Re: Russlanddeutsche

Post by Gorque » 27 Mar 2020 18:55

Transnistrian and Baltic Germans were evacuated to the west during the retreat. Volga Germans were resettled in Kazahkstan and Siberia.

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Re: Russlanddeutsche

Post by Art » 29 Mar 2020 09:07

There were rare exception which confirmed the general rule:
viewtopic.php?p=2224155#p2224155

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Re: Russlanddeutsche

Post by Gorque » 29 Mar 2020 21:24

Interesting info. Thanks Art.

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Post by steve248 » 19 Apr 2020 18:33

Some Russlanddeutscher were conscripted into the Soviet Army immediately following the German invasion of 22 June 1941.
Some were captured with their units and once their identities were established, were released to return home. Aug-Sept 1941 timeline.
My knowledge comes from VDs [Volksdeutschers] conscripted in central and southern Ukraine.

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