crimes and mercies the fate of german civilians under allied occupation 1944 1950

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Crimes And Mercies

Author : James Bacque
ISBN : 0889225672
Genre : History
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Juxtaposes food-aid programs in Germany after WWII against deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies.

Other Losses

Author : James Bacque
ISBN : 0889226652
Genre : History
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Argues that 1,000,000 German Prisoners of War died at the hands of the Americans and French in the period 1945-1948 and that Eisenhower and De Gaulle bear the direct responsibility for these mass deaths. This edition contains information from KGB archives examined in 1992.

Savage Continent

Author : Keith Lowe
ISBN : 9781250015044
Genre : History
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The Second World War might have officially ended in May 1945, but in reality it rumbled on for another ten years... The end of the Second World War in Europe is one of the twentieth century's most iconic moments. It is fondly remembered as a time when cheering crowds filled the streets, danced, drank and made love until the small hours. These images of victory and celebration are so strong in our minds that the period of anarchy and civil war that followed has been forgotten. Across Europe, landscapes had been ravaged, entire cities razed and more than thirty million people had been killed in the war. The institutions that we now take for granted - such as the police, the media, transport, local and national government - were either entirely absent or hopelessly compromised. Crime rates were soaring, economies collapsing, and the European population was hovering on the brink of starvation. In Savage Continent, Keith Lowe describes a continent still racked by violence, where large sections of the population had yet to accept that the war was over. Individuals, communities and sometimes whole nations sought vengeance for the wrongs that had been done to them during the war. Germans and collaborators everywhere were rounded up, tormented and summarily executed. Concentration camps were reopened and filled with new victims who were tortured and starved. Violent anti-Semitism was reborn, sparking murders and new pogroms across Europe. Massacres were an integral part of the chaos and in some places – particularly Greece, Yugoslavia and Poland, as well as parts of Italy and France – they led to brutal civil wars. In some of the greatest acts of ethnic cleansing the world has ever seen, tens of millions were expelled from their ancestral homelands, often with the implicit blessing of the Allied authorities. Savage Continent is the story of post WWII Europe, in all its ugly detail, from the end of the war right up until the establishment of an uneasy stability across Europe towards the end of the 1940s. Based principally on primary sources from a dozen countries, Savage Continent is a frightening and thrilling chronicle of a world gone mad, the standard history of post WWII Europe for years to come.

After The Reich

Author : Giles MacDonogh
ISBN : 9780465006205
Genre : History
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When Hitler’s government collapsed in 1945, Germany was immediately divided up under the control of the Allied Powers and the Soviets. A nation in tatters, in many places literally flattened by bombs, was suddenly subjected to brutal occupation by vengeful victors. According to recent estimates, as many as two million German women were raped by Soviet occupiers. General Eisenhower denied the Germans access to any foreign aid, meaning that German civilians were forced to subsist on about 1,200 calories a day. (American officials privately acknowledged at the time that the death rate amongst adults had risen to four times the pre-war levels; child mortality had increased tenfold). With the authorization of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, over four million Germans were impressed into forced labor. General George S. Patton was so disgusted by American policy in post-war Germany that he commented in his diary, “It is amusing to recall that we fought the revolution in defense of the rights of man and the civil war to abolish slavery and have now gone back on both principles" Although an astonishing 2.5 million ordinary Germans were killed in the post-Reich era, few know of this traumatic history. There has been an unspoken understanding amongst historians that the Germans effectively got what they deserved as perpetrators of the Holocaust. First ashamed of their national humiliation at the hands of the Allies and Soviets, and later ashamed of the horrors of the Holocaust, Germans too have remained largely silent – a silence W.G. Sebald movingly described in his controversial book On the Natural History of Destruction. In After the Reich, Giles MacDonogh has written a comprehensive history of Germany and Austria in the postwar period, drawing on a vast array of contemporary first-person accounts of the period. In doing so, he has finally given a voice the millions of who, lucky to survive the war, found themselves struggling to survive a hellish “peace.” A startling account of a massive and brutal military occupation, After the Reich is a major work of history of history with obvious relevance today.

Hour Of The Women

Author : Christian Krockow (Graf von.)
ISBN : UOM:39015019437923
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Recalls the author's experiences during the last days of the war

Orderly And Humane

Author : R. M. Douglas
ISBN : 9780300166606
Genre : History
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More than 12 million German-speaking civilians in Europe were driven from their homes in the wake of WWII, yet barely anyone noticed or remembers

Truth For Germany

Author : Udo Walendy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037901464
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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An Eye For An Eye

Author : John Sack
ISBN : OCLC:605037697
Genre : Holocaust survivors
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Spirit Builders

Author : James Bacque
ISBN : 9781771601375
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The inspiring story of how one organization has tried to alleviate the struggles faced by First Nations peoples in Canada by building houses and developing livable communities for those in desperate need. The people who were living here on Turtle Island (North America) before us have been pushed aside from their own land for decades. Mining companies, lumber companies, railways, governments and fisheries have all taken away First Nations land and resources while dishonouring the treaties that were supposed to protect them. Spirit Builders is the story of First Nations communities in Canada, their ruined villages and the broken promises that have led to tragic circumstances for many thousands of people. It is also the story of Charles Catto and the Frontiers Foundation, a volunteer and co-operative movement that has built over 2,000 houses, community buildings and schools as a practical way of addressing and solving many of the problems that First Nations and M�tis in Canada face as they seek to create a new relationship with the colonizing societies around them. The culmination of seven years of research, James Bacque's new book addresses directly and unflinchingly the dangerous deprivation and shame that haunt Canada's indigenous reserves.

Through Innocent Eyes

Author : Cynthia A. Sandor
ISBN : 0578177242
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Based upon her original Bund Deutscher Mädel journal, Gertrude Kerschner was a member of Country Service Year Camp. This eight-month long educational program taught the League of German girls how to build their courage, confidence, and character in a friendly and fun atmosphere through the power of camaraderie. The educational curriculum was designed by the Reich's Ministry of Science, Education, and Culture. The focus was to build the girls full individual potential to becoming a productive member of society. Their education went beyond the traditional home economics, sports activities, and child rearing as we have all come to believe. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, these girls developed their interpersonal mental, physical, and spiritual skills. Their challenging assignments included thought provocative discussions, problem-solving activities, and team-building exercises, which ended in their daily prayer. They contributed to local society by working with the farmers, planting and harvesting the crops, holding theatrical plays, musical performances, and organizing summer festivals for the townspeople. By the time these girls graduated, they could move into their chosen vocation from agriculture, hospitality, retail, office work, or full home management and childcare. They had an exact understanding of their responsibility and duties to their state and in the work place. It was a great honor to be chosen for Country Service Year Camp.

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