Als die Soldaten kamen: Die Vergewaltigung deutscher Frauen am Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs

TitleAls die Soldaten kamen: Die Vergewaltigung deutscher Frauen am Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsGebhardt, Miriam
Number of Pages352
PublisherDeutsche Verlags-Anstalt
CityMunich
Abstract

The soldiers who liberated Germany from Nazi rule at the end of the Second World War brought new suffering to many women. All over the country, countless girls and women (as well as several men) were victims of sexual violence. Contrary to the widespread perception, not only "the Russians" became perpetrators, but also Americans, French and British. On the basis of many new sources, Gebhardt outlines for the first time the extent of violence at the end of the war and during the occupation. At the same time she expressly describes how the raped women were repeatedly sacrificed in later years: by physicians who arbitrarily advocated or rejected abortions, by social advocates who put pregnant women in homes, by lawyers who refused compensation. And not least of all, a society that would up until the present prefer to conceal and dispel mass crimes.

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