War of the Century by Laurence Rees states on page 57. But how many in the West know the terrifying statistic that out of a total of 5.7 million Soviet soldiers taken prisoner between June 1941 and February 1945 a staggering 3.3 million died-the majority as a result of disease and starvtion? This figure should cause utter outrage but seems to be forgotten or ignored, doesn't it? We are constantly reminded of the Holocaust and this seems just as bad. I can also understand why some Soviet PoWs would join the German Armed Forces just for the simple reason of staying alive a bit longer.