Adelbert Holl fought as an infantryman in the German 6th Army at Stalingrad during the protracted battle for the city. He was taken prisoner when the Germans surrendered and spent the next seven years in Soviet prison camps. In 1950 he was repatriated to Germany. In two outstanding volumes of memoirs – Ais Infanterist in Stalingrad and Was Geschah
nach Stalingrad? – he recorded his experiences as a soldier and a prisoner of war.