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Stalingrad is the former name of two cities:

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H-Museum : Stalingrad / Volgograd 1943 - 20032 (284 words)
Stalingrad itself caused the death of more than 250.000 German soldiers; the human sacrifice of the Soviet Union is estimated at half a million.
This incomprehensibly great number of destroyed life-histories with its devastation in the individual memories of millions of relatives, the trauma of the German attack, the appalling devastation by the Wehrmacht were not able to develop a strong Soviet identity in accordance with the wishes of the rulers of the state.
Stalingrad as a place of remembrance represents the core of this heroic remembrance: a heroic memorial complex, one kilometer long, and crowned by a 90 meter-tall statue of Mother Homeland.
Stalingrad (3777 words)
General Friedrich Paulus, the commander of the 6th Army, was ordered to capture Stalingrad, a city that controlled the rail and waterway communications of southern Russia.
One historian has claimed that he saw Stalingrad "as the symbol of his own authority." Stalin also knew that if Stalingrad was taken, the way would be open for Moscow to be attacked from the east.
Stalingrad was a part of the price which had to be paid for the salvation of Europe from the, Bolshevik hordes.
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