The death trap of occupied Kiev
28th September 1941: The Jews are blamed for Soviet sabotage operations.
The encirclement of Kiev led to huge losses for the Red Army as hundreds of thousands of men fell prisoner - over 700,00, most of whom would die in captivity. More might have escaped had not Stalin refused requests from his Generals to withdraw troops earlier.
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