Monday, December 4, 2017

Fact of the Day: Ukraine WWII Deaths

Very much like Poland, Ukraine was a major disaster area during World War II after being stuck between Germany and Russia, though it was part of the Soviet Union. For many reasons, it's estimated that about 1 out of every 6 Ukrainians did not survive the war. 

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  1. Awful indeed, not much else describes it

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  2. And this, after coming through the Holodomor of the 1930s when millions starved.

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  3. How horrible. We don't hear about that part of the war most times.

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  4. Must have been such a devastating period in history that should never have to happen again.

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  5. Not a country you hear a lot about regarding WWII. Just terrible how much devastation was caused worldwide.

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  6. Initially the Ukrainians welcomed the Germans as liberators from the tyranny of Stalin.
    I might add that the Ukrainians who joined the Nazi war machine were all in the sadistic elements of the Waffen SS and concentration camp guards.
    A little more checking of this part of WW2 would have been advisable. Wasn't there a furore in the USA a few years ago regarding the extradition of a war criminal of Ukrainian extraction to the tribunal in The Hague??
    Colin

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  7. It is sad how many died during this war..and other wars

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