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Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War

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The soldiers who occupied Germany after the Second World War were not only liberators: they also brought with them a new threat, as women throughout the country became victims of sexual violence. In this disturbing and carefully researched book, the historian Miriam Gebhardt reveals for the first time the scale of this human tragedy, which continued long after the hostilit ...more
Hardcover, 350 pages
Published January 24th 2017 by Polity Press (first published March 2nd 2015)
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Andre
1) Deutsche Rezension
2) English Review

1) Deutsche Rezension
Dies war ein sehr interessantes und empfehlenswertes Buch über einen meist ignorierten Teil des Zweiten Weltkrieges und seine Folgen: Vergewaltigungen deutscher Freuen durch alliierte Soldaten, und nicht nur Sowjets sondern auch Briten, Amerikaner und Kanadier.
Ich sag es gleich, man kann sich über die Zahlen der Autorin streiten, wie es andere taten, aber es ist korrekt, dass die Kriegsverbrechen der Alliierten seit Jahrzehnten meist i
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Sabrina Kammer
Mich hat die Zeit um den zweiten Weltkrieg schon immer interessiert und da ich mehr in diese Richtung lesen wollte, war dieses Buch einfach ein Muss für mich. Besonders da das Thema Vergewaltigung in der Besatzungszeit bis heute nicht wirklich anerkannt wird und die Frauen daher auch nicht als Opfer gelten.

Das Thema Vergewaltigung wird auch in der heutigen Zeit, meiner Meinung nach zu oft derart behandelt, dass die Frauen nicht immer als Opfer angesehen werden. Man hört immer wieder, dass es nic
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Jackson Cyril
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harrowing. Gebhardt's book ("Crimes Unspoken" in the translation I read) is about the tens of thousands of German women raped by Allied (British, French and American) soldiers during WW2 and the occupation.
Dachokie
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: world-war-ii
A 20th Century Event Clouded by 21st Century Glasses …

This book was reviewed as part of Amazon's Vine program which included a free copy of the book.

I took an interest in this book because it suggested a wealth of new information was discovered to provide a clearer picture of crimes against German women at the end of World War II. While Miriam Gebhardt certainly outlines a passionate perspective, I didn’t find her research offering anything new and left me with more questions than answers.

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Volker Schlenker
ja. meine Oma war auch darunter. hat ihrer Beziehung zu meinem Opa nicht direkt gut getan
Sandra Franz
Gute neue Erkenntnisse, teilweise ist der Blick jedoch zu stark durch die Gender- und Feminismus- Brille gefärbt
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