Monday, July 16, 2012

Jul

16

1942

Hitler arrives at Werwolf – Eastern Front HQ

Adolf Hitler at the headquarters of Army Group South in Poltava. From left to right: Lieutenant General  Ernst, General of Infantry Sodenstern, Colonel Max von Weichs, Adolf Hitler, General of Panzer Troops Friedrich Paulus, General Eberhard von Mackensen and General Field Marshal Fedor von Bock. June 1942

Hitler gave an approving nod and asked, ‘Who built the camp?’ Thomas answered, ‘Mostly Russians prisoners from the camps.’ Hitler‘s face darkened. He told Thomas, ‘They must all be shot. There is not a moment to lose. They know too much about my HQ.’ Thomas clicked his heels and answered, ‘At your command, my Fuhrer’ He turned on his heels and went.