Crimes And Mercies

Author: James Bacque
Publisher: Talonbooks Limited
ISBN: 9780889225671
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Juxtaposes food-aid programs in Germany after WWII against deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies.

Other Losses

Author: James Bacque
Publisher: Talonbooks Limited
ISBN: 9780889226654
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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.

After The Reich

Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465006205
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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.)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Recalls the author's experiences during the last days of the war

Orderly And Humane

Author: R. M. Douglas
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166605
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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

Nemesis At Potsdam

Author: Alfred M. De Zayas
Publisher: Bison Books
ISBN: 9780803299078
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Spirit Builders

Author: James Bacque
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books
ISBN: 9781771601368
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The inspiring true story of how one organization has tried to alleviate the struggles faced by indigenous 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 People's land and resources while dishonouring the treaties that were supposed to protect them. Spirit Builders is the story of indigenous peoples in Canada, their ruined villages and the broken promises that have led to tragic circumstances for many thousands of citizens. It is also the story of Charles Catto and 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 Canada's indigenous people 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 aboriginal reserves.--Publisher website.

A Terrible Revenge

Author: Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Trade
ISBN: 9781403973085
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The genocidal barbarism of the Nazi forces has been well documented. What is little known is the fate of fifteen million German civilians who found themselves on the wrong side of new postwar borders. All over Eastern Europe, the inhabitants of communities that had been established for many centuries were either expelled or killed. Over two million Germans did not survive. Some of these people had supported Hitler, but the great majority were guiltless. In A Terrible Revenge, de Zayas describes this horrible retribution. This new edition includes an updated foreword, epilogue and additional information from recent interviews with the children of the displaced.

The Holocaust Industry

Author: Norman G. Finkelstein
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844885
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Controversial indictment of those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust for their own gain.

The Street Sweeper

Author: Elliot Perlman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101554177
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How breathtakingly close we are to lives that at first seem so far away. From the civil rights struggle in the United States to the Nazi crimes against humanity in Europe, there are more stories than people passing one another every day on the bustling streets of every crowded city. Only some stories survive to become history. Recently released from prison, Lamont Williams, an African American probationary janitor in a Manhattan hospital and father of a little girl he can’t locate, strikes up an unlikely friendship with an elderly patient, a Holocaust survivor who was a prisoner in Auschwitz-Birkenau. A few blocks uptown, historian Adam Zignelik, an untenured Columbia professor, finds both his career and his long-term romantic relationship falling apart. Emerging from the depths of his own personal history, Adam sees, in a promising research topic suggested by an American World War II veteran, the beginnings of something that might just save him professionally, and perhaps even personally. As these men try to survive in early-twenty-first-century New York, history comes to life in ways neither of them could have foreseen. Two very different paths—Lamont’s and Adam’s—lead to one greater story as The Street Sweeper, in dealing with memory, love, guilt, heroism, the extremes of racism and unexpected kindness, spans the twentieth century to the present, and spans the globe from New York to Chicago to Auschwitz. Epic in scope, this is a remarkable feat of storytelling.