Smell Test

Years ago I worked with a older guy who was originally from Armenia. He hated Stalin so much that when world war 2 started he joined Hitler’s army and fought against the Russian army. At some point he married a German woman even though he had a wife and son back in Armenia.

As part of the peace treaty the allies agreed to return any Soviet citizen that had fought against their “country”. Eisenhauer said that this was the most repugnant thing he had to do during the war because he understood that many would ultimately die for their sins. Because the guy I knew had married a German he was not forcibly returned and eventually emigrated to the USA. After Stalin’s death he was allowed to return and visit his son who he hadn’t seen since the war began. His son had become a devote Communist and he never returned!

And that is all I’m going to say about that.

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