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Out of interest just a couple of years ago I published a book about a Gestapo officer, Horst Kopkow. In the research period I came across a document that showed the lengths the Russians went to to sow dissent among the German population. As part of their agent infiltration program, German POWs possibly communist to begin with were infiltrated across the lines with thousands of postcards from POWs in Russian hands to their families at home. The idea being to drop them in mail boxes. Presumably some got through.
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Source: Kriegsgefangene des Zweiten Weltkrieges: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kriegsgef ... %20Prozent.Between 1941 and 1945 well over 5 million Soviet soldiers were taken prisoner by the Germans. 3.3 million Soviet prisoners of war died in the process. For other prisoners of war, the death rate was a maximum of two percent...
(Wikipedia article only av. in french and german language)