Unlike Zeydlittsa family Paulus family never reunited. At the Nuremberg trials in 1946, Paulus served as a witness for the Soviet prosecution, but until 1953 was in custody. He did not see his wife. At the end of the war, she was released from a concentration camp by the Americans, and died in 1949 in Baden-Baden. Believing in the fact that Communism - the only hope for Europe, the former field marshal settled in Dresden in East Germany, where he worked as inspector of police and tried unsuccessfully to defend its military reputation from attacks both historians and his former comrades. Despite the fact that its single, surviving son of Ernest sometimes allowed to visit his father, Paulus last years of life passed in solitude. Ernst openly disapproved of his father's desertion to the Communists. Friedrich Paulus died (apparently from cancer) in Dresden, February 1, 1957, the day after the 14th anniversary of putting prisoners in Stalingrad. His son Ernst committed suicide in 1970.