Romania in Soviet captivity (Video)

 From the very first hours of World War II, the difference in the combat effectiveness of the Germans and their Romanian allies became apparent to Soviet soldiers. In the terrible first days of the war, when dozens of divisions of the Red Army were killed in German 

"cauldrons" on the Soviet-German front, border guards, sailors of the Danube flotilla and army units not only kept the state border on the Soviet-Romanian front, but also landed troops on enemy territory. Vissarion Grigoriev, in the summer of 1941, the chief of staff of the Danube Flotilla, recalled:"The results of the first day of hostilities were summed up. The combined efforts of the army units and flotilla reflected six enemy attempts to cross the Danube in the Kartal, Razdelny area, three at Kiliya Novaya, two at Vilkov, four attempts to ford the Prut crossing near Reni. separate groups of Romanian soldiers were caught in the floodplains. Aggressor suffered considerable losses on the Danube, in the air, and on its shore .... The mood was upbeat - we are holding the border, we are fighting the enemy!

 "So, the Soviet commanders have high spirits in the evening of June 22, 1941. Their subordinates "catch" enemy soldiers. This is not an excerpt from the now fashionable work in the style of "alternative history", but a real historical fact. The flotilla was preparing for the landing. And on the night of June 24, 1941 he landed: “Soon the armored boats, which were in full swing, became visible from our NP. The enemy noticed them too, but too late, and couldn’t delay them.At 2.45 our artillery carried fire deep into the coast.

the armored boats themselves hit the targets at the landing sites on the go from cannons and machine guns, and through the stereotube it became clear how the paratroopers jumped from the boats into shallow water, climbed ashore. , did not wait. After half an hour the battle in Satu Nou died down. At the bell tower, to the crown

 Our artillery was demolished with an adjustment post and a red flag appeared. In a short battle, the enemy garrison, taken by surprise, was defeated. In some places it came to hand-to-hand combat, but the enemy didn’t show special stamina. About seventy Romanian soldiers surrendered, many scattered across floodplains.

Not among our border guards, nor in the platoon of sailors who landed first, there was not one killed. At first, such luck was not even believed. The wounded were in the landing squad, and on armored boats. Boats received a fair amount of holes.The landing was easier than you might expect. And, obviously, not only because we acted decisively. The enemy did not expect the landing, did not allow that we take it so soon.
"Not one of his enemy killed and seventy prisoners of war - and this brilliant result was achieved after a very difficult landing under enemy artillery fire. In disastrous days for the Red ArmyIn Soviet captivity, the Romanians were given the opportunity to settle scores with the German allies who had contempt for them. 

Fighting worse than the Germans, they were much better adapted to survive in captivity. Here the Romanians could look at the Germans from top to bottom, exchanging roles with them.Klaus Fritzsche, based on the experience of six years in Soviet prison camps, called the Romanian "a fraction of the camp rulers, who worked mainly in the kitchen and on its periphery." Here, for example, what happened, according to his recollections, in 1945 in a prisoner of war camp located north of Dzerzhinsk.

 Here, prisoners of war of different nationalities were engaged in the extraction of peat. More precisely, the peat was extracted mainly by the Germans, and Romanians and change 
Serbs who fought on the side of the Germans seized power in the intra-camp self-government. 

The Germans in the common work produce peat, and their Balkan allies at this time do business together in the theft and squandering of food products and uniforms. None of the Germans speak Russian. No one to complain.

About 80% of German prisoners are dystrophic ... . From such a life, a movement appeared among the German prisoners under the slogan: “Down with the Serbian-Romanian mafia.

 They managed to change the situation with the help of a German from Romania who knew Romanian, Balkan and Soviet customs.

 He managed to inform the NKVD about the planned large-scale theft of food and uniforms organized with the "self-governing" elite. An international group of thieves was ambushed.