The attack on the Soviet Union was the largest and fiercest of all that Hitler had launched. He threw in 190 divisions, 3000 tanks, over 5000 planes, and altogether 5.5 million men.
What made Hitler decide to leave Britain for the time being and turn east to attack the Soviet Union? What made him so sure of a quick victory in that vast country where Napoleon had lost almost all his troops?
On the morning of June 22, 1941, along the entire 1 800-kilometer-long Soviet frontier, from the Baltic to the Black Sea, the fascist German forces attacked.
I was saved from sin when I was going on thirteen. But not really saved. It happened like this. There was a big revival at my Auntie Reed's church. Every night for weeks there had been much preaching, singing, praying and shouting, and some very hardened sinners had been brought to Christ, and the membership of the church had grown by leaps and bounds. Then just before the revival ended, they held a special meeting for children, " to bring the young lambs to the fold." My aunt spoke of it for days ahead. That night I was escorted to the front row and placed in the mourners' bench with all the other young sinners, who had not yet been brought to Jesus.
--选自Langston Hughes Salvation，为该文的开头第一段。