World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss Stalingrad: The City That Defeated the Third Reich by Jochen Hellbeck (Public Affairs, $18.99). The turning point of World War II came at Stalingrad. Hitler's soldiers stormed the city in September 1942 in a bid to complete the conquest of Europe. After months of bitter fighting, 100,000 surviving Germans, huddled in the ruined city, surrendered to Soviet troops. During the battle and shortly after its conclusion, Red Army commanders and soldiers, party officials and workers spoke with a team of historians from Moscow to record their conversations. The tapestry of their voices provides groundbreaking insights into the thoughts and feelings of Soviet citizens during wartime. These testimonials were so harrowing and candid that the Kremlin forbade their publication. Revealed here in English, they humanize the Soviet defenders and allow Jochen Hellbeck, in Stalingrad, to present a definitive new portrait of the most fateful battle of World War II.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Stalingrad: The City That Defeated the Third Reich Cover Image
By Jochen Hellbeck (Editor), Christopher Tauchen (Translator)
ISBN: 9781610397186
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Published: PublicAffairs - October 11th, 2016