Die Welt: Why did Trump talk about the 50 million Russians who died at the hands of the Nazis


US President Donald Trump unexpectedly reported about 50 million Russians who died at the hands of the Nazis of the Third Reich. What made the American leader speak on this subject during the raging epidemic of COVID-19 in the United States, the German newspaper Die Welt tried to find out.


In a recent interview with Fox & Friends, Trump spoke of Russia as a former ally in World War II. However, it is unclear from what sources Trump got the announced figures.

Russia fought in the Second World War. They lost 50 million people. You were our partner. Germany was our enemy. And now in Germany everything is fine, they have been ahead of us in trade for many years. NATO also pays too little. At the same time, we do not communicate with Russia, but we maintain a dialogue with Germany. How is it that we are talking with some people, but not with others, where does this lead?

- said Trump.

Where Trump's conclusions lead is clear. Trump casts doubt on the Western Alliance, writes Die Welt. In this case, the most powerful person in the world regularly says stupid things. However, these statements are so straightforward that they cannot be ignored.

Authoritative historians estimate the losses of the entire Soviet Union, which included not only today's Russia, but also Ukraine, Belarus, and other states, at 27 million people, including a little more than 8,5 million military personnel. Where did Trump get his numbers?

There are Russian policywho talk about more than 40 million dead, inciting Russian nationalism. In addition, Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the role of Joseph Stalin at the beginning of World War II and blames Poland, jointly captured by Germany and the Soviet Union. Therefore, it is impossible to get rid of the feeling that Trump is listening to the whispers of such people.

Under normal circumstances, Trump's statements would have provoked a media protest. But thanks to COVID-19 everything will get away with it, the German newspaper believes. Maybe that’s good. After all, Putin seeks to strengthen the contradictions in NATO and the EU and to sow mutual distrust. Trump at the same time quite often is his "useful idiot."
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  1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 11: 38
    +5
    Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the role of Joseph Stalin at the start of World War II

    It also confirms this with documents. Yes, how dare he do it.

    and blames Poland, jointly captured by Germany and the Soviet Union.

    USSR captured Poland? The author, how did the Poles get behind Curzon's line? Went out for a walk? Poland was captured by her sculpted friend and first friend Adolf.
    1. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior April 6 2020 11: 55
      +3
      Putin says EVERYTHING right because he reads official Documents ...
      and they show that Poland, having the largest army in Europe before the war, constantly THREATED Germany with an attack on it and a rout, and then still attacked Germany and was defeated by Germany for 2 weeks, and the entire Polish leadership fled to England, and the Polish troops, along with their families, fled to Stalin's Russia from the Germans ...
      The abandoned population of cities and villages began to hold general meetings and tearfully ask the USSR to accept them, which was done by decision of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR.
      After that, the Red Army entered and took under protection from Nazi Germany the former territory of Tsarist Russia (along the Curzon line), which once went to Poland through the "Brest Peace" - this is how Western Ukraine and Belarus were formed.
      Before that, 1 million Polish Jews who had been slaughtered by the Poles escaped from the USSR to Poland ...
      So, all this is TRUTH and Putin just announced it ...
  2. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 12: 17
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the role of Joseph Stalin at the start of World War II

    Pope from Rome was the first to touch Hitler’s pen. Pact Pius XII - Hitler. July 20, 1933. The example of dad was followed by his kids. The first ran

    Hyena of Europe. Sir Winston Churchill.

    Moscitzky Pact - Hitler 1934. And further on with a squeak. Pact Khor - Ribbentrop June 18, 1935. Providing Hitler with the opportunity to have a navy banned by the results of the First World War.
    Chamberlain-Hitler Pact September 30, 1938.
    Bone Ribbentrop Pact. December 6, 1938.
    Pact Urbshis - Ribbentrop. March 22, 1939.
    Pact Selter - Ribbentrop. June 7, 1939. And only on August 23, 1939 was signed the Nonaggression Treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union. And Stalin is to blame.
    1. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior April 6 2020 12: 07
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      You forgot to write that the Polish leadership "kissed passionately" with Hitler and his friends and agreed on a joint attack on the USSR so that the Poles would get the Baltic and Leningrad Oblast. And then, when Hitler in a friendly way asked Poland to voluntarily return the German lands to Germany, Poland fell out with Hitler and, having the largest army in Europe, began to threaten Germany with attack and defeat, which ultimately led to the defeat and disappearance of arrogant Poland ... ...
      1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 6 2020 19: 35
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        You forgot to write

        My friend, yes, I may not have listed all the pacts. I’m a man, not a computer + a discount on age, I have been teaching history a long time ago.
  3. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) April 5 2020 12: 24
    +3
    Trump is "useful id ... from", and all refugees are dependent on Germany)))
  4. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) April 5 2020 13: 11
    +5
    Trump has begun information preparations for an attack on US competitors in Germany. Someone needs to be torn and robbed, but there is almost no choice ...
    1. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior April 6 2020 12: 13
      +3
      All of Europe is the vassals of the United States, so Trump speaks to them as their OWNER ...
  5. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) April 5 2020 13: 47
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    Quote: Lieutenant Rzhevsky I
    Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the role of Joseph Stalin at the start of World War II

    Pope from Rome was the first to touch Hitler’s pen. Pact Pius XII - Hitler. July 20, 1933. An example of dad was followed by his children. First came running

    Hyena of Europe. Sir Winston Churchill.

    The Moscitzky-Hitler Pact of 1934.
    And further on with a squeak. Pact Khor - Ribbentrop June 18, 1935. Providing Hitler with the opportunity to have a navy banned by the results of the First World War.
    Chamberlain-Hitler Pact September 30, 1938.
    Bone Ribbentrop Pact. December 6, 1938.
    Pact Urbshis - Ribbentrop. March 22, 1939.
    Pact Selter - Ribbentrop. June 7, 1939. And only on August 23, 1939 was signed the Nonaggression Treaty between Germany and the Soviet Union. And Stalin is to blame.

    Unfortunately, they are not able to read there in the West, in view of the lack of education, apparently. Yes, if they can read, then only bedtime stories.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 5 2020 19: 01
      +4
      Comics read.
    2. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior April 6 2020 12: 17
      +4
      They don’t even read fairy tales, they only listen to their television and watch their Internet, where EVERYONE will show and tell them how the USA should be - THE OWNER of their bodies, thoughts and souls ....
  6. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 5 2020 19: 19
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    And how many died at the hands of the Zionists?
    1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
      Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 6 2020 10: 23
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      Quote: Citizen Mѣshkov
      And how many died at the hands of the Zionists?

      If Stalin is considered a Zionist, then a million innocent Soviet citizens were shot during his reign, thrown into the dungeons of the Gulag under five million innocent people. But Stalin was never a Zionist. He, according to the opinion of the world famous Russian psychiatrist Bekhterev, was a "dry-handed paranoid".
      1. Warrior Offline Warrior
        Warrior April 6 2020 12: 21
        +2
        Under Stalin, only TRAITORS and loafers of LIBERAS were shot and put into the Gulag ...
        Putin also needs to do this, otherwise they will not allow ALL of Russia to live normally ...
      2. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) April 6 2020 20: 57
        +1
        Why did they drag Stalin here?
        1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
          Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 6 2020 23: 37
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          And why are you Zionism ?! It is holy and pure. And even anti coronavirus. Because, if they invent the vaccine, then the Zionists (Jews). So that:

          Don't grab someone else's waist
          leading her friends to others
          Remember how to the shores of Australia,
          the late Cook was sailing away ....
    2. Warrior Offline Warrior
      Warrior April 6 2020 12: 31
      +5
      All nations die because of the wars that Zionists (Jews) foment.
  7. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 6 2020 16: 18
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    Quote: Warrior
    All nations die because of the wars that Zionists (Jews) foment

    I see the couch heroes in Russia have not yet been translated. But let me ask one question. The crimes of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Robespierre, Timuchchin, Khromts and other monsters of this series have been documented and convicted, and there is not a single confirmed charge against the Zionists (Jews). Maybe you will open the veil of secrecy over your accusations. And then unconvincing, if not false.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 6 2020 16: 51
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      Quote: Rogue1812
      and against the Zionists (Jews) there is not a single confirmed charge.

      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 6 2020 19: 06
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        You still have the protocols of the Zion sages, or the cases of Beilis and Dreyfus, remember. Do not forget the cause of doctors and rootless cosmopolitans. And what you have demonstrated is a fake of the times of the decline of Soviet power. Is there something at the level of the Nuremberg trials, cases with a verdict against Zionism in international courts, but at least at the level of the courts of the Russian Federation? Some kind of cheap propaganda. For example, Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda campaign "Triumph of Will", which was believed by all of Germany, is of better quality. Yes, there has been an attempt to equate Zionism with a form of racism at the UN. Arab and other countries and the USSR did their best. So what ? This resolution was canceled with a bang, recognizing it as false and erroneous.
  8. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 6 2020 23: 51
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    Quote: Warrior
    Under Stalin, only TRAITORS and loafers of LIBERAS were shot and put into the Gulag ...
    Putin also needs to do this, otherwise they will not allow ALL of Russia to live normally ...

    In March 2002, the International Society "Memorial" and the Archive of the President of the Russian Federation released the electronic disk "Stalin's execution lists" (Stalin's execution lists. M .: Zvenya, 2002. ISBN 5-7870-0057-9). These are lists of persons whose fate was predetermined by the members of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) - I.V. Stalin, V.M. Molotov, L.M. Kaganovich, K.E. Voroshilov, A. Mikoyan, S. Kosior and candidate members Politburo A.A. Zhdanov and N.I. Ezhov. These 383 lists, comprising 11 volumes, were discovered in 1954 and transferred from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU, and from there passed "by inheritance" to the Archives of the President of the Russian Federation (Form 3, Op.24. D.409-419). The lists cover the period from February 27, 1937 to September 29, 1938.

    The following are specifically listed tens of thousands of innocent and courtless shot scientists .... Rehabilitated, by the way. Google, maybe you will understand. Although unlikely. You are a Stalinist. And for me this is the worst of the insults.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 7 2020 01: 22
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      Quote: Rogue1812
      ... And for me this is the worst of the insults.

      Tramp1812, how else are you insulting? Liar? smile
      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 7 2020 03: 34
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        Quote: isofat
        Quote: Rogue1812
        ... And for me this is the worst of the insults.

        Tramp1812, how else are you insulting? Liar? smile

        Obviously not at the address. Stalinism was officially condemned, even by the Soviet government. There are no monuments to Stalin in Russia; not a single street or city is named after him. Unlike the figures of Zionism. I personally was in the Begin Square in Nice, in Kiev there is a memorial plaque on the house where Golda Meir was born, in Poland - Ben-Gurion. Yes, in any country in Europe or America. I'm not talking about the prosperous Zionist Israel. In which a Jewish cow produces 12000 liters of milk per year, unlike her German, American, and even more so Slavic colleagues. The story itself answered the question of who is a liar and who is not. You want to kiss the executioners' hands - your right. So it's not about lies, but about priorities.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) April 7 2020 11: 33
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          smile From the crimes of the Zionists that this is all lies, you turned the discussion into a plane - Stalin the executioner, and the cows in Israel are the best.

          For your information:

          In connection with the introduction of the law on registration of non-profit organizations receiving foreign funding and leading political activities, the Human Rights Center “Memorial” was declared a foreign agent. Based on the results of a prosecutor’s audit conducted on behalf of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation in April 2013, a representative of the prosecutor’s office stated that the Memorial Human Rights Center is engaged in political activities in Russia, with the goal, as stated in the charter of the organization, “to influence public opinion within the country” while funding the organization comes from the United States.
  9. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 7 2020 18: 38
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    Quote: isofat
    smile From the crimes of the Zionists that this is all lies, you turned the discussion into a plane - Stalin the executioner, and the cows in Israel are the best.

    For your information:

    In connection with the introduction of the law on registration of non-profit organizations receiving foreign funding and leading political activities, the Human Rights Center “Memorial” was declared a foreign agent. Based on the results of a prosecutor’s audit conducted on behalf of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation in April 2013, a representative of the prosecutor’s office stated that the Memorial Human Rights Center is engaged in political activities in Russia, with the goal, as stated in the charter of the organization, “to influence public opinion within the country” while funding the organization comes from the United States.

    In the first part of your post: the way it is. Zionists have never committed crimes. And Israeli cows are the best in the world. Stalin is a criminal of all times and peoples. Which is officially confirmed. What's wrong?
    In the second part. Archive of the President of the Russian Federation - also a foreign agent? Just wondering.
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 7 2020 20: 57
      +2
      Quote: Rogue1812
      Yes, there was an attempt to equate Zionism with a form of racism at the UN ...

      This "attempt" was successful from 1975 to 1991. That is, for 16 years the UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 was in force, which stated that Zionism - This is a form of racism and racial discrimination, and Israel has ranked with states practicing apartheid.

      A week after the collapse of the USSR, in 1991, the United States and Israel were able to push through another resolution repealing the previous one.

      All your "truth" is based not on the truth, but on the strength and money of the United States.
      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 7 2020 21: 54
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        The USSR with its satellites and "pushed through" this shameful resolution. The USSR collapsed - the former comrades in the camp, the first thing they did was to establish diplomatic relations with Israel and canceled the anti-Zionist resolution. Who's been dead for 20 years. She was ridiculous in herself. Because a Jew can be a person of any race. Including the Arabs. What form of racism is this?
        Zionism, as a national liberation Jewish movement can be reduced to the basic postulates:
        1. Jews have the right to rebuild their state on the territory of historical Israel;
        2. Any Jew and a person with Jewish roots, as well as their non-Jewish relatives, are entitled to repatriation to Israel.
        That is the whole of Zionism.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) April 7 2020 22: 27
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          Stalin - the most effective manager


        2. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) April 7 2020 23: 49
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          Tramp1812, postulates are statements accepted without proof. With what fright did you decide that your words should be accepted without proof?

          Quote: Rogue1812
          1. Jews have the right to rebuild their state on the territory of historical Israel;
          2. Any Jew and a person with Jewish roots, as well as their non-Jewish relatives, are entitled to repatriation to Israel.

          Prove the flag in your hands and a steam locomotive towards. smile

          PS The state of Israel died two thousand years ago.
          1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
            Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 8 2020 10: 30
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            And there is no need to prove, since this is an axiomatic proposition: Israel has existed de jure for almost a century. And de facto - more than a century. The Jews never, not for a second, since the destruction of the second temple by the Romans, did not stop living in their country and according to their own laws. Never in this territory was there, except for the Jewish, any other state. Thanks to Zionism, the Jews built one of the most successful and prosperous states in the world with the best laying hens plowing the vastness of the universe on their own launch vehicles. And people like you all see "bloody boys in the eyes". Eh, you, then a quote from Hasek's scribe Vanek, ending with the word assessor.
            According to your logic, after the destruction of Poland as a state of RI and Austria-Hungary, Poland "died", to use your Newspeak for two hundred years. And today's Poland is not Poland, Austria is not Austria, Russia is not Russia, France is not France.

            Are you sick igemon

            M.A. Bulgakov
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) April 8 2020 12: 40
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              Zionism before the court of history

              1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
                Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 8 2020 14: 05
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                Well, they waited. Hitler’s propaganda was launched .... Well, what else can you expect from you. Expected. Well, where is the country that launched this abomination on screens now? And where is prosperous Israel? Here it is.
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) April 8 2020 14: 37
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                  Tramp1812Zionism is an abomination, but for the Jews special.
                  1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
                    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 8 2020 15: 22
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                    Zionism gave prosperity to 7 million Jews in Israel, confidence in today and tomorrow for the rest of the 7 million Jews in the world. What is this "abomination". It is pride and great happiness to be a Zionist, not a shameful Stalinist.
                    1. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) April 8 2020 16: 16
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                      Quote: Rogue1812
                      Zionism has brought prosperity to 7 million Jews of Israel

                      Tramp1812, Israel lives more than you called. And there is more in the world. Apparently, the rest are not Jews. Masks are reset.

                      Now the question is:
                      - Why did the Jews come to this site and slander Russia?
                      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
                        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) April 8 2020 18: 20
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                        We were talking about Jews. Israel is home to 7 million Jews, 1.5 million Arabs and 400 non-Jewish citizens. Basically, these are Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians - wives and husbands of Jews. There are about 15 million Jews in the world, including Israel. Of these, I have already written about Israel, in the states of 5.5 million, England, France, Canada - about 500 thousand each. The rest is all in trifles: Armenia - 70 people, Poland - 2000, Russia - 160 thousand, but how many has dual citizenship and permanently lives in Israel is unknown. Etc. You can check. As for the "masks dropped" - I do not understand. And why did the Jews come to this site - I will answer. What I see: Jews sticking in exclusively on branches about Israel, Jews and Zionism. They are not interested in other topics at all. And they interfere, because of people like you. Someone will write nasty things about Zionism, Jews, Israel - gets a response. And about slander, and even about Russia ... This is not even close. What for? In the entire history of relations between Israel and Russia, there have been no better ones than now. And more loyal to Israel and the Jews of the President than GDP.
                        And as for the USSR-so suffered. Especially under Stalin.
                      2. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) April 8 2020 19: 31
                        +1
                        Tramp1812, I realized that under Stalin you had a constipation, you suffered for a long, long time, now it’s burst ...

                        I have to ask you:
                        - Do not make from your site your latrine.

                        PS I am 100% sure that I ask in vain. The peace-loving inhabitants of Israel relieve themselves wherever they want, and I am Hitler’s propagandist. smile