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In all of history there has never been a conflict like it. In its extent of devastation, the war on the Eastern Front was singular; in Leningrad and the Crimea, in Kiev and Stalingrad, the Soviet Union was destroyed – over 25 million citizens died. In the end what did the German attackers have to show for it?
A broken country, which had lost much of its land, and a people burdened with the awareness that they had launched a racially supremacist war of destruction and also created the harrowing terror of the Holocaust. But during the attack there were so many people - and not simply Germans - who believed that the choice to invade the Soviet Union was a reasoned act in pursuit of German self-preservation and, on top of that, that this was a war the Germans would surely win.