One German journalist was recently quoted as saying that if one counted up all the supposed victims of the Red Army, in Germany, ever German would have had to be killed three times and then raped twice. It is, as always, open season on those who suffered the most under the Nazis and mum on those who suffered under the Anglo-Americans, such as the hundreds of thousands of rape victims in Sicily and Italy, the results of the English colonial forces.
Interesting how the Anglo-Americans have always refused to utter even a word about the 6 million, out eight million, civilians killed by bombings or of the over one million German POWs who died from 1945 to 1946, in the hands of the US/UK, or the forced starvation of the civilians in western Germany.
The few times they have, such as the Dresden bombings, they have worked to down play it or throw the blame on others. Dresden, by the way, was only the last of several dozen German cities that were fire bombed to absolute destruction, to murder, through fire storm, some five million German civilians. All done only by the Anglo-Americans. Soviet bombers aimed only at the German factories, not the German apartments. In 2009, a director of the American NGO Heritage, Ted Bromynd, blatantly stated that even the Dresden fire murder of 20,000 civilians was only done because of Soviet requests. How he explains the dozens of other cities and towns? Simply, he just does not acknowledge them.
"On this field were placed, maybe 200,000 or more. No barracks, no tents were here. Where, we were told, would they find so many tents? We lived on the naked earth. Those who had strength, dug themselves trenches, with their hands. We started to die off in September, rains came, people got sick in the thousands. There was almost no food to eat -- we caught mice to eat." bore witness Detrich Zaitst, as he showed historians around the field where he spent 1945. Detrich, now 80, was only a school boy who was pulled in to service on the last desperate days of the war, and after three days of war, surrendered to American forces. His camp on the Rein river was like dozens of others.
When asked about SS or Gestapo, Detrich responded: "There were none. Mostly there were young soldiers and teenagers like myself. Almost all combat capable units were thrown into the Eastern Front. Ten thousand people? (the official US quantity of those who died in these camps). Yes, in our camp alone, but probably died more. We had no toilets, soup from old roots, disentary. Look, I do not want to speak about this anymore. Some will accuse me of excusing Nazism."
In 1989, Canadian historian James Bacque published his book "Other Losses" which documented the million or more POWs who were murdered or "allowed" to die, by the Anglo-American forces. His book was attacked out right, and character assassination was the order of the day, however, none of his critics ever produced evidence to the contrary. Commander of Allied Forces, Dwight Eisenhower, placed the German POWs into a new category, one not covered by the Geneva Conventions: Disarmed Enemy Forces, which in turn allowed him to do as he pleased. So telling, in Bacque's book, that evidence has surfaced that interment records, with the names and identifications of these POWs were already being destroyed by the end of 1945.
The accuracy of Bacque's numbers, when the issue was Germans who died in NKVD camps, was confirmed, when the KGB archieves were opened and those crimes revealed. However, while the Anglo-Americans have no problem using that part of the work, they absolutely deny their cost of this crime. The uber voice of the American elites: the New York Times, was quoted on a review of the book as stating: "Facts about Russians are absolutely the truth. They hated the Germans. But Americans were incapable of acting in this way with the Germans."
Thus, out of the 5,5 million POWs, over one million, or 20% died, and all after the end of the war, absolutely a war crime. The USA acknowledges that only .15%, less than 1% died, a mind boggling difference. This is on the level of Nazi Holocust deniers who say only a few thousand died in the concentration camps, when some 12 million died.
Another book: After the Reich: The Brutal History of Allied Occupation, written by Giles MacDonogh - Basic Books, 2007, goes even further in its review of history in Western Germany. His work covers not just the POWs but the very civilians. In his Preface, MacDonogh says his purpose is to "expose the victorious Allies in their treatment of the enemy at peace, for in most cases it was not the criminals who were raped, starved, tortured or bludgeoned to death but women, children and old men."
MacDonogh tells us about the "30,000-40,000 prisoners sitting in the courtyard [at the Pioneers' Barracks in Worms] with no protection against the rain they froze." Is this not a war crime?
Additionally historian James Bacque tells us that "the comparison of the censuses has shown us that some 5.7 million people disappeared inside Germany between October 1946 - a year and a half after the war ended, and September 1950." These were census in the US/UK/French sectors.
Bacque tells: "General Eisenhower sent out an 'urgent courier' throughout the huge area that he commanded, making it a crime punishable by death for German civilians to feed prisoners. It was even a death-penalty crime to gather food together in one place to take it to prisoners." He says "the order was sent in German to the provincial governments, ordering them to distribute it immediately to local governments. Copies of the orders were discovered recently in several villages near the Rhine."
In Silesia, "streams of civilians were forced from their homes at gunpoint." A priest estimated that a quarter of the German population of one Lower Silesian town killed itself, as entire families committed suicide together. Now, before one says, well that was eastern Germany, so that must be Russians, no, this was the work of "Nationalist" Poles, really basically Fascist Marxists, who were in power at that short time in history, before being driven out by Communist Marxists. But than again, these were the same Poles who created a fascist dictatorship in 1926 and ran gulags for Orthodox Christians, while allying themselves with Hitler from 1936-1938, to get a chunk of Czeck.
In 1947, due to the mass starvations in western Germany, the Germans came to refer to that year as Hungerjahr, the "year of hunger,", though these conditions persisted well into the middle of 1948. People ate dogs, cats, rats, frogs, snails, nettles, acorns, dandelion roots and wild mushrooms in a feverish effort to survive. In 1946, the calories provided in the U.S. Zone of Germany dropped to 1,313 by March 18 from the mere 1,550 provided earlier. Victor Gollancz, a British and Jewish author and publisher, objected that "we are starving the Germans." Senator Homer Capehart of Indiana in a speech to the U. S. Senate on February 5, 1946, similarly voiced his outrage: "For nine months now this administration has been carrying on a deliberate policy of mass starvation."
When the Red Cross, Quakers, Mennonites and others wanted to bring in food, their donations were denied entry and redirected to other parts of Europe. In the American zone of Berlin, "it was American policy that nothing should be given away and everything should be thrown away.
Bacque says "foreign relief agencies were prevented from sending food from abroad; Red Cross food trains were sent back to Switzerland; all foreign governments were denied permission to send food to German civilians; fertilizer production was sharply reduced The fishing fleet was kept in port while people starved."[Bacque, Crimes and Mercies, p. 91.]
The Anglo-elites got their booty too, of course, in more ways than one: from material goods to a removal of future competition:
The British royal family received Goering's yacht, and the British zone of Germany was stripped of "plants that might later offer competition with British industries." MacDonogh
Thankfully, the true Anglo-American plan for the German people was stopped well short, in 1947-8. Keeling, in Gruesome Harvest, says that by seeking "the permanent destruction of Germany's industrial heartland" it would have had as an "ineluctable consequence the death through starvation and disease of millions and tens of millions of Germans.[Keeling, Gruesome Harvest, p. VI.]
It is true, the Red Army raped hundreds of thousands of women, it is a black mark upon our people and soldiers, though, however it is also understandable, considering that most of those Red Army soldiers had seen first hand the corpses of the twenty million Soviet women and children murdered by the Nazis. That part is always left out. However, to the positive, they did not murder in kind and how ever horrid rape may be, it is a far cry from out and out genocide.
But luckily for the Americans and English, they did not need to rape though to a much lesser degree there was still many incidents. As described by Christian Century for December 5, 1945: "The American provost marshal said that rape represents no problem for the military police because 'a bit of food, a bar of chocolate, or a bar of soap seems to make rape unnecessary.'" [Keeling, Gruesome Harvest, p. 64.]
Arthur Jacobs, a US citizen, of German parents, who immigrated to the USA in 1928, and who himself had spent 22 years serving in the US Airforce, retiring in 1973, had this to say about his own German war time experience and that of his brother: The family was taken and held for some time at Ellis Island near the end of the war, and was then interned for seven months at the Crystal City Internment Camp in Texas, where they were well treated.
They were "voluntarily repatriated" to Germany, after being threatened with deportation in October 1945, several months after Germany's surrender.
When they arrived in Germany, Jacobs' mother was sent to one camp, the father and two sons to another. Yes, US citizens, deported to starve with the rest of those of their "blood" in war camps that operated strictly post war. This is very similar to what happened to Japanese Americans, though legally, they were never citizens of the US at that time, no matter how many generations. It was only in the 1950s that Japanese and Chinese were finally allowed to become American citizens.
The camp where Jacobs, his father and brother were at was at Ludwigsburg was in effect a holding centre pending release. "At breakfast we received one glass of 'grey' milk and one slice of black bread. There was no lunch meal." At supper, "each person received one bowl of soup..., mostly water flavoured by bouillon. There were no second helpings I always had hunger pangs."
These US citizens were released from camps in late 1946 but were not allowed to return to the US, having to move to relatives in the British zone of occupation. Jacobs and his brother were brought to an Arizona ranch in October 1947, adopted by another American family, leaving their American citizen parents in Germany. It was 11 years before they saw their parents again.
Thus is it any wonder, that while the Yanks and Limes, in their revisionist arrogance, throw rocks, boulders and missiles around in their glass palaces, the Russian and German people are busy forgiving and building bridges to each other.