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I would go with the Russians.Many published accounts show the Germans and Russians had very little if any compassion for each other.The scorched earth policy employed early in the war set the tone for the war.When the Russians reached German soil it was pay back time and total war came ful circle.

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I heard German POWs didn't make it back home till the early fifties and those are the ones who did make it. That's pretty cruel if you ask me.

 

I recall seeing a World at War series when I was a kid and they stated less than 10,000 returned after being captured in Russia(if I recall correctly)

 

Here is some other figures I came across

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_prisoners_of_war_in_the_Soviet_Union

In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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The fighting on the Russian front truly was savage and the weather/living conditions only amplified this. I think the fact that the Germans preferred to surrender to the Americans rather than the Russians towards the end of the war says a lot. The Germans, Americans and British followed the rules of the Geneva Convention for the most part, at least with each other. The Germans and the Russians on the other hand...no.


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Since we've established Russians, this is non-US military history, and now closed...

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