389th Infantry in Stalingrad

Today, February 2, marks the 80th anniversary of the surrender at Stalingrad. I simply could not let the day pass without honoring the brave men of the Wehrmacht who suffered through that hell, fighting to stem the communist horde. It is estimated the Germans and her allies suffered between 750,000 and 860,000 casualties, of which 300,000+ alone were in the 6th Army and 4th Panzer. Although today marks the official end of the battle, small units continued to fight sporadically until early March.

Of the 91,000 men who surrendered to the Soviet animals, only around 5,000 survived. The last prisoner from this battle was repatriated in 1955- 10 years after the war ended.

Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Easter Front “Meat locker” Medal