The Forgotten Soldier Topics for Discussion

Guy Sajer
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Should Sajer be considered a Nazi? Why or why not?

Sajer repeatedly notes that the German army considered Russian and Polish partisans to be terrorists, because they wore no uniform, represented no recognized government, resorted to brutal measures, and often tortured and mutilated German prisoners. Do you agree with Sajer that the partisans were terrorists?

Sajer reports that the German soldiers were shocked at the intense anti-German feelings of many civilians in occupied Poland and Russia. Why do you think the Germans were so surprised by this commonly held bias?

The German military used official propaganda reporting and tightly-controlled media to mislead front-line soldiers about conditions at home and the overall progress of the war. Do you think that modern governments and armies use similar techniques to convince fighting men to continue fighting? Discuss.

As the German army advanced into Russia its supply situation became increasingly desperate...

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