German medics assisting a gravely wounded Red Army soldier. The photo was taken in July 1941. As the war progressed and a retreating Germany grew desperate, assistance to Russian wounded lessened until it mostly disappeared. By 1943, Russian wounded were routinely shot.
Russian women and children recently liberated from a Nazi concentration camp lay flowers at the bodies of four dead American soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported the Americans were murdered by German officers after they had surrendered in Hilden, Germany (1945)