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Paulus, Friedrich; 1890-1957   (view)   (view in production)

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"Soviet troops took Paulus by surprise and captured him in Stalingrad on 31 January 1943, the same day on which he was informed of his promotion to field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) by Adolf Hitler. Hitler expected Paulus to commit suicide, repeating to his staff that there was no precedent of a German field marshal ever being captured alive. While in Soviet captivity during the war, Paulus became a vocal critic of the Nazi regime and joined the Soviet-sponsored National Committee for a Free Germany. He moved to the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in 1953." (from Wikipedia)


Lifespan: 1890-1957
Clippings: 1943-1997
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/118739654
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q57160
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Friedrich_Paulus
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/11937789

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