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|   4 December 2010

Newly added

For subscribers to WW2History.com we had been planning to add a long essay on Adolf Hitler this month to the Key Leaders section, but because of the interest in last month’s competition on Stalingrad, we’ve decided to add an extraordinary piece of testimony instead. The essay on Hitler will appear next month.

Valentina Krutova was a child in Stalingrad during the war, and the history of how she and her elder brother and younger sister survived the horror is one of the most moving pieces of testimony I have heard from a survivor. I think we often focus too much on stories of soldiers in battle, and so to listen to the effect of war on children adds a crucial perspective to the history that is often lacking.

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