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June 22, 2011 / jmeuropeana

Operation Barbarossa

On the 22nd of June –

In 1941 Operation Barbarossa – the nazi-German attack on the Soviet Union starts in the early hours of the morning. Soviet leader Stalin was apparently genuinely surprised and expected Hitler to honour the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact – a strange trusting behaviour for someone so prone to paranoia.
Beginn des Unternehmens Barbarossa

Stalin in Wiborg

A very thorough overview of the current state of research on the subject:

PLease let me know i the comments if you are also interested in this type of more scientific, ‘secondary’ material; or do y’all prefer the primary sources?

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