World: The Losers

No matter how the Battle of Russia turned out (see above), for some it had already been lost last week. The people of western Russia and the Ukraine, over whose lands the war has been fought, were certain losers. For them the battle has meant slavery, forced migration, torture, death.

The Slaves. There were new recruits for the Nazis' Army of 2,500,000 forced laborers from conquered countries (TIME, Feb. 23). They were Ukrainian miners, ticketed to work in German coalfields, where slowdowns have decreased production. The scant reports from Germany gave no figures, but...

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