THE 20-25 MILLION RUSSIAN KILLED BY HITLER NUMBER IS BOGUS.
IT'S A STALINIST PROPAGANDA NUMBER NOT TO BE TRUSTED.
MANY DIED OF STARVATION OR AT STALIN'S ORDERS.
OR WERE SHOT DESERTING.
I ASKED WORLD RENOWNED HARVARD RUSSIA EXPERT RICHARD PIPES ABOUT THIS AND HE SAID IT WAS BOGUS.
HERE'S IS HIS RESPONSE:
It is virtually impossible to determine the true number of casualties that the USSR suffered in World War II.OLIVER STONE MIGHT AS WELL BE REGURGITATING THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION.
There are suspicions that the figure of 20 million people includes millions of victims of Stalin's purges of the late 1930's.
I believe that the military losses ranged from 7 to 9 million troops.
These losses were in part so large because the Soviet High Command paid no attention to human lives when launching offensive operations:
one high Soviet official told me that generals deliberately incurred huge losses because that meant to Stalin they were brave!
Yours sincerely, Richard Pipes
UPDATE: MORE CONTEXT:
"Beyond the ignorance he proves with his comments, his demonization of the Jewish people could be a sequel to the Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the minister said. "When a man of Stone's stature says such things, it could lead to a new wave of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, and it may even cause real harm to Jewish communities and individuals."HERE'S THE TRUTH: HITLER KILLED ABOUT 9 MILLION RUSSIANS IN A FAIR FIGHT - THE RUSSIANS WERE ARMED.
In the interview, Stone said America's focus on the Holocaust was a product of the "Jewish domination of the media." He said his upcoming Showtime documentary series "Secret History of America," would put Hitler and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin "in context."
"Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people, 25 or 30 [million killed]," Stone said.
HITLER KILLED UNARMED JEWS.
HITLER KILLED ABOUT 5% OF THE RUSSIANS - FEWER THAN STALIN KILL3ED.
HITLER KILLED MOST OF EUROPE'S JEWS.
BY ANY MEASURE WHAT OLIVER STONE SAID WAS PURE UNADULTERATED BULLSHIT.
HE SHOULD BE SHUNNED BY HOLLYWOOD. HE SHOULD BE SHUNNED BY ALL.