By radio Hitler ordered General Strecker personally to hold the
northern Stalingrad pocket to the last man. The Russians were
very angry at their refusal to stop fighting, and many of them
were not allowed to surrender when they ran out of
ammunition, but were shot down or clubbed to death.
08.40 AM : General Strecker sent a message to Hitler : "
Eleventh Corps and its divisions have fought to the last man
against vastly superior forces. Long live Germany."
The last German holdouts in Stalingrad’s northern pocket; the
11th Corps under General Strecker, capitulated at 10.00 am.