Soviet Generals Escaped Nazi Prisons

Contrary to popular belief, the Soviet Union did not renounce all of its military personnel who were in German captivity. If a check revealed that the former prisoner was not guilty of treason and did not voluntarily surrender to the enemy, they could count on having all charges against them dropped and be allowed to return to active service, with their rank and all military decorations restored.
At the same time, not all soldiers and commanders who did not show cowardice and did not cooperate with the enemy managed to convince the NKVD (Soviet secret police) of their innocence. Often, the names of these people were only cleared years after the war was over, when they themselves had long been dead.
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