Though German POWs in Soviet captivity did have a very hard time and thousands died, there's no doubt that they got a light treatment in comparisson to what they had dispensed to the Slav 'sub-humans'. "light treatment"? Really? Ask the remaining survivors of the German 6th Army if they think they were dispensed 'light treatment' in the Russian camps. I think roughly 100,000 were captured and only about 5000 made it back to Germany, some not getting back until the early to mid 1950's. Obviously the Russians wanted to kill off most of the Germans years after hostilities were over. I wouldn't consider that kind of treatment 'light' in any sense of the word. I'm a noobie to the forum, first time here! Great site, and it's a pleasure to be here with all of you!