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.

Das Oder Neisse Problem

Author : Friedrich von Wilpert
ISBN : 3792100037
Genre : Western and Northern Territories (Poland)
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Die Nemesis Von Potsdam

Author : Alfred M. De Zayas
ISBN : 377662454X
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Die Andere Wahrheit

Author : L. R. Michaelis
ISBN : 9783738679939
Genre : Political Science
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Massenmedien und staatliche „Bildungseinrichtungen“ behandeln die wichtigsten Themengebiete unzureichend oder so irreführend, dass ein planvolles Vorgehen vermutet werden muss. Sind die westlichen Völker auf dem Weg in Untergang und Diktatur? · Warum steigt die Staats- und Gesamtverschuldung ständig, wer kassiert die explodierenden Zinsen, wer muss sie bezahlen und was sind die Folgen? · Warum brauchen wir kontinuierliches Wachstum und verlieren trotz Produktivitätssteigerung an Kaufkraft? · Warum sterben Bauern- und Mittelstand, wer profitiert von Monopolgiganten und Globalisierung, und wem liegt am europäischen Zentralstaat? · Ist es Zufall, dass wir unsere Grundrechte mangels Zeit und Geld kaum nutzen können, oder ist das vielleicht genau so gedacht? · Waren die großen Revolutionen wirklich Befreiungen oder die Machtergreifung skrupelloser Hintermänner? · Warum zogen gerade die Revolutionsstaaten gegen die letzten Monarchien, Deutschland und Österreich in den Weltkrieg? · Wer will uns sexualisieren, unsere Familien zerstören, Mütter zur Arbeit und Kinder in die Staatserziehung zwingen? · Warum betreibt die Politik Geburtenrückgang und Massenzuwanderung fremder Völker und feindlich gesinnter Religionen, obwohl das zum Untergang unserer europäischen Völker und ihrer christlichen Kultur führt? · Worum geht es eigentlich, was hat all das miteinander zu tun, warum ändern Regierungswechsel nie etwas, und was ist die Rolle der Kirche? „Die andere Wahrheit“ entlarvt ein trügerisches Weltbild, zeigt Fakten, Hintergründe und Zusammenhänge der brennendsten Zeitfragen auf, nennt Drahtzieher und Ziele sowie die Gegenmaßnahmen.

The Ruling Elite

Author : Deanna Spingola
ISBN : 9781490734743
Genre : History
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Providing a general overview of the accurate history of World War II-which was essentially a continuation of World War I with the same saber-rattling participants-The Ruling Elite describes the circumstances leading up to World War II. Author Deanna Spingola discusses how the diaspora-distributed international bankers living and prospering in Britain, France, and America influenced greedy, compromised, and complicit politicians in those nations. The Ruling Elite explains that through deceptive propaganda, those politicians persuaded naive citizens to wage war against Germany, a peace-loving nation whose leaders were uncooperative with the bankers, which led to World War I. Following that war, German officials rejected the bankers and their money-lending scheme to save their nation and its citizens from the burden of debt. The aftermath of World War II-a deadly war that killed millions and imposed communism in numerous countries-impacted every banker-occupied country in various ways: culturally, morally, politically, and economically. Researched through historical documents and scholarly works, The Ruling Elite describes how warmongers regularly project their criminal activities onto others, frequently blaming the victim, whether an individual or a nation. Spingola offers an unbiased look at World War II beginning with Hitler and the rebirth of Germany through the aftermath of the war."

Redrawing Nations

Author : Philipp Ther
ISBN : 9781461642985
Genre : History
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After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using freshly available materials from Polish, Ukrainian, Russian, Czechoslovak, German, British, and American archives, the contributors to this book provide a sweeping, detailed account of the turmoil caused by the huge wave of forced migration during the nascent Cold War. The book also documents the deep and lasting political, social, and economic consequences of this traumatic time, raising difficult questions about the effect of forced migration on postwar reconstruction, the rise of Communism, and the growing tensions between Western Europe and the Eastern bloc. Those interested in European Cold-War history will find this book indispensable for understanding the profound—but hitherto little known—upheavals caused by the massive ethnic cleansing that took place from 1944 to 1948.

Orderly And Humane

Author : R. M. Douglas
ISBN : 9780300183764
Genre : History
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Immediately after the Second World War, the victorious Allies authorized and helped to carry out the forced relocation of German speakers from their homes across central and southern Europe to Germany. The numbers were almost unimaginable—between 12,000,000 and 14,000,000 civilians, most of them women and children—and the losses horrifying—at least 500,000 people, and perhaps many more, died while detained in former concentration camps, while locked in trains en route, or after arriving in Germany exhausted, malnourished, and homeless. This book is the first in any language to tell the full story of this immense man-made catastrophe. Based mainly on archival records of the countries that carried out the forced migrations and of the international humanitarian organizations that tried but failed to prevent the disastrous results, Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War is an authoritative and objective account. It examines an aspect of European history that few have wished to confront, exploring how the expulsions were conceived, planned, and executed and how their legacy reverberates throughout central Europe today. The book is an important study of the largest recorded episode of what we now call "ethnic cleansing," and it may also be the most significant untold story of the Second World War.

Landscape Imagery Politics And Identity In A Divided Germany 1968 989

Author : Catherine Wilkins
ISBN : 9781351561013
Genre : Art
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Landscape Imagery, Politics and Identity in a Divided Germany, 1968-1989 explores the communicative relationship between German landscape painting and the viewing public that developed in the wake of the student revolutions of the late 1960s. The book demonstrates that, contrary to some historical thinking, more similarities than differences characterized the sociopolitical concerns of East and West Germans during the late Cold War Era, and that it was these shared issues that were reflected in the revival of the Romantic painting genre. Catherine Wilkins focuses on recovering the agency of the individual artist and in revising historiography with sensitivity to narration 'from below.' Interdisciplinary in nature, art historians can benefit from the study's analysis of images and artists not widely known outside of Germany. Additionally, the consolidation of statistics and data regarding German postwar cultural policy are relevant for political and cultural historians. The author contributes to the ongoing multidisciplinary debates regarding Histoire Crois?(in arguing that a clear dichotomy between East Germany and West Germany did not exist but rather that the residents of both nations shared a concern over some of the same issues of the period) and memory studies (by using images as primary historical sources, able to be employed in the recovery of potentially 'subversive' memory and identity). Issues related to gender relations, environmentalism, and spiritual belief are addressed by Wilkins, with appeal for scholars working with those particular themes. Poststructuralist and literary theorists as well can find arguments supporting an alternative means of writing history through artworks and private memories.

The Bitter Taste Of Victory

Author : Lara Feigel
ISBN : 9781408845318
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble: 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless; an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities and desolate wastelands. In May 1945 Germany surrendered, and Britain, America, Soviet Russia and France set about rebuilding their zones of occupation. Most urgent for the Allies in this divided, defeated country were food, water and sanitation, but from the start they were anxious to provide for the minds as well as the physical needs of the German people. Reconstruction was to be cultural as well as practical: denazification and re-education would be key to future peace and the arts crucial in modelling alternative, less militaristic, ways of life. Germany was to be reborn; its citizens as well as its cities were to be reconstructed; the mindset of the Third Reich was to be obliterated. When, later that year, twenty-two senior Nazis were put in the dock at Nuremberg, writers and artists including Rebecca West, Evelyn Waugh, John Dos Passos and Laura Knight were there to tell the world about a trial intended to ensure that tyrannous dictators could never again enslave the people of Europe. And over the next four years, many of the foremost writers and filmmakers of their generation were dispatched by Britain and America to help rebuild the country their governments had spent years bombing. Among them, Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Marlene Dietrich, George Orwell, Lee Miller, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Billy Wilder and Humphrey Jennings. The Bitter Taste of Victory traces the experiences of these figures and through their individual stories offers an entirely fresh view of post-war Europe. Never before told, this is a brilliant, important and utterly mesmerising history of cultural transformation.

Guard Wars

Author : Michael E. Weaver
ISBN : 9780253004932
Genre : History
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An inventive study of relations between the National Guard and the Regular Army during World War II, Guard Wars follows the Pennsylvania National Guard's 28th Infantry Division from its peacetime status through training and into combat in Western Europe. The broader story, spanning the years 1939--1945, sheds light on the National Guard, the U.S. Army, and American identities and priorities during the war years. Michael E. Weaver carefully tracks the division's difficult transformation into a combat-ready unit and highlights General Omar Bradley's extraordinary capacity for leadership -- which turned the Pennsylvanians from the least capable to one of the more capable units, a claim dearly tested in the Battle of the HÃ1⁄4rtgen Forest. This absorbing and informative analysis chronicles the nation's response to the extreme demands of a world war, and the flexibility its leaders and soldiers displayed in the chaos of combat.

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