KLESSIN: Thomas Siepert looks across the verdant grain field, glowing in the sun after a spring thunderstorm, as windmills slowly churn in the distance.
Wild boar piglets trundle across the road into town and a hare pops out and dashes away. Yet the serene scene belies the slaughter there 75 years ago as German troops fought furiously — and futilely — to stave off the Soviet Red Army that was approaching the Nazi capital.
“It seems so idyllic, but it’s a huge cemetery,” Siepert said. “That shouldn’t be forgotten.”
But for decades, many of those who died there were forgotten, some buried where …read more
Source:: The Himalayan Times