Possessions of Field Marshal Paulus can be viewed at Victory Museum

Friedrich Paulus, the first German field marshal to be taken prisoner, testified at Nuremberg on 11 and 12 February. Having surrendered to the Soviet forces in January 1943 in besieged Stalingrad, he changed from being a staunch supporter of the Reich to an anti-fascist in a year and a half. After the war, he testified against the Nazis which significantly influenced the course of the Tribunal; for several years he lived as “Stalin's prisoner” in the USSR. In 1953 he returned to Germany, where he taught future officers. He died at the age of 67, on the eve of the 14th anniversary of the defeat of his army. The Krasnogorsk office of the Victory Museum still keeps the field marshal's personal effects and his personal files.