During the spring of 1942, Hitler renewed assaults on the Soviet Union. He pulled people from Italy, Romania, and Hungary. They soon set their sites on the industrial city of Stalingrad, one of the largest cities in the Soviet union. Its factories produced a lot of the equipment for the Soviet armies so it was a prime target. The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the most brutal of the war. After the bombing of the city, German troops moved into the ruins and wiped out the surviving Soviets. Because this city was named after Stalin, he would fight without worrying about the costs. The Soviets managed to regroup and push back the Nazis, eventually defeating them and striking a death-blow to the Germans.