Army Facts

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The concentration camps were not only filled with six million Jewish people.

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The German army kidnapped thousands of Polish children and forcibly 'Germanised' them.

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In March 1933, immediately after Hitler's ascension as the German Chancellor, the first Jewish concentration camp was built. The Nazi Party was given control over the German police force.

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Hitler was so obsessed with German racial supremacy, he ordered to preserve the Jewish quarter of Prague in Austria to establish an "exotic museum of an extinct race".

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In 1920, the number of members in the Nazi Party was 20. By 1945, the number rose to 8.5 million.

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The longest siege in the history of the Soviet Army took place during the Afghan war and became known as "the Rukha standoff".

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In 1946, the Red Army changed its official name to the Soviet Army.

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The Red Army was most numerous (11,365,000 soldiers) in early 1945.

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There were no officers in the Red Army until 1943.

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It is hard to believe but certain regiments in the Red Army once wore a swastika.

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