RUSSIA - The Hidden History of World War 2

Arno Froese

Anyone who learned about the Second World War through how it has been commemorated in 2023 would come away with some very strange ideas. On 27 January the director of the Auschwitz Museum celebrated the anniversary of the camp’s liberation but didn’t invite any representatives of its liberators. Russia got a mention in the official speech, but only to compare the camp to the war in Ukraine.

Who could possibly grasp, from these ceremonies, that the Wehrmacht suffered its most devastating defeat at Stalingrad? That 11 million Soviet soldiers fell in battle against Germany, not to mention the 15 million civilians who were also killed? Sixty years ago, US president John F Kennedy freely acknowledged that ‘no nation in the history of battle ever suffered more than the Soviet Union suffered in the course of the Second World War.’ No Western leader would dare say that today. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means any positive mention of the Soviet Union or Russia is now off-limits.

In the past year, a revisionist wave has swept Europe. In the East, hundreds of streets whose names had remained unchanged since the fall of the Berlin Wall are being renamed, statues toppled and buildings demolished. In addition to destroying an 80-meter column in Riga commemorating the Red Army’s defeat of the Nazis, Latvia has identified 69 other similar monuments that it plans to demolish. Estonia’s list includes over 400 sites, while in Lithuania, the purge extends to works created by Lithuanian artists suspected of communist sympathies. 

[Editorial by Benoît Bréville], June 2023

Arno's Commentary

The article in Le Monde Diplomatique reveals often embarrassing details about the West. It was the Soviet Union that nearly single-handedly destroyed the Nazi war machine. No less than 52 nations declared war on Nazi Germany, and virtually all celebrate the victory. Yet some 83% of the entire German military might was destroyed by the Soviet Union.

We publish these tidbits of truth just to show how partial the media has been in dealing with Russia’s past.

At this time, Joel 3:10 is applicable: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” In the end, however, Micah 4:3 will be fulfilled: “And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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