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Crimes and mercies

the fate of German civilians under allied occupation, 1944-1950

by James Bacque

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Published by Little, Brown and Co. (Canada) in Toronto .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany,
  • Allemagne
    • Subjects:
    • Food supply -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Refugees -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Economic assistance -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Military government -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Aliments -- Approvisionnement -- Allemagne -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.,
    • Déportation -- Allemagne -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.,
    • Aide économique -- Allemagne -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.,
    • Germany -- History -- 1945-1955.,
    • Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century.,
    • Allemagne -- Histoire -- 1945-1955.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementJames Bacque.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDD257.2 .B33 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxv, 288 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages288
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL404337M
      ISBN 100316640700
      LC Control Number98104230
      OCLC/WorldCa37370261

      The first edition of Crimes and Mercies; the original English version was published two years later. The plants that were left in Germany were operated by Germans solely for the benefit of the Soviet Union. The first English-speaking writer to gain access to the newly opened KGB archives in Moscow and to recently declassified information from the renowned Hoover Institution in California, James Bacque tells the extraordinary story of what happened to these people and why. Never before had such revenge been known. It is a story that has been kept quiet. Having seen the consequences of these bestial atrocities, we were terribly agitated and determined to fight.

      These include over 30 maps, photos, and illustrations; a foreword by historian and legal scholar, Alfred de Zayas, and an introduction by the author; eight chapters of text, as well as an index, bibliography, notes, and appendices. These included mostly women and children and elderly men who, with a few belongings in hand and running the gauntlet of deep, local animosity, set out upon the open road toward the rump state of Germany. There are men in this audience who were victims of this mistreatment. The first edition of Crimes and Mercies; the original English version was published two years later. There was no mercy…. Because of it, post-war reconstruction in Germany was delayed until late ; by which time millions of German civilians had already perished.

      Toronto: new press, Bolton, ON: Fenn, But it is the U. But what is encouraging is that Bacque also fully expects that the truth about this tragic page of German history will at long last be made known.


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Crimes and mercies book

But the Quaker faith of his Canadian mother and American father made him immediately sympathetic to the Norch Americans stranded in Europe by the outbreak of war in Thanks for telling us about the problem.

He was a member of Seaton's Houseone of the school's boarding houses. Bacque's work to be worse than worthless. But it is the U.

Never before had such revenge been known. The Soviet looting in the Russian zone became prodigious after the end of the war.

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Because of it, post-war reconstruction in Germany was delayed until late ; by which time millions of German civilians had already perished. No doubt aware viewers will find other omissions—for example the fate of Germans and others not under 'Allied Occupation'.

The mothers had had to witness how their 10 and year-old daughters were raped by some 20 men; the daughters in turn saw their mothers being raped, even their grandmothers.

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The first English-speaking writer to gain access to the newly opened KGB archives in Moscow and to recently declassified information from the renowned Hoover Institution in California, James Bacque tells Crimes and mercies book extraordinary story of what happened to these people and why.

This book is a landmark, but after thirteen years it's still 'controversial'. A novel of World War II. There is the exposure of the unabashed inhumanity of the Allied leadership: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and De Gaulle. There has never been such a terrible retelling of the story, however, as one will find in Hellstorm.

Second paperback edition, in the New Canadian Library series; foreword by D. Bacque's determination to shine a hard light on some long-hidden and neglected truths regarding the Western Allies and their often inglorious actions during and after World War Two will, as sure as night follows day, provoke the animus of the coterie of mythologists who have dined out on simplistic notions of Allied heroism and decency--and exclusively German villainy--for the past half-century.

The International Committee of the Red Cross was refused entry to the camps, Switzerland was deprived of its status as " protecting power " and POWs were reclassified as " Disarmed Enemy Forces " to circumvent recognition under the Geneva Convention. According to Bacque, given the extraordinarly harsh conditions imposed upon them by the Allies i.

Bacque had just completed a comic drama for the stage entitled Conrad, about a media mogul in prison, which was scheduled for production on 2 October at the George Ignatieff Theatre in Toronto.

The reader will view up close the horrors of the Eastern Front during the last months of fighting and through the mud, blood and madness of combat they may come to understand how the same German soldiers, who only moments before had destroyed an enemy tank, could now risk their own lives to rescue the trapped Soviet crew inside.

About this title More than 9 million Germans died as a result of deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after World War II—one quarter of the country was annexed, and about 15 million people expelled in the largest act of ethnic cleansing the world has ever known.

Hoover also lobbied for a food program to relieve the desperate conditions inside Germany, which, along with the Marshall Plan, helped put an end to the Morgenthau nightmare and rescued literally millions of people from a slow, agonizing death.

To fulfil it by driving out Russia would have been a stern duty. For example, when a German counterattack temporarily recaptured the town of Neustettin, a German soldier describes what he saw in houses where Russian soldiers had raped German women: Naked, dead women lay in many of the rooms.

Fiction writing[ edit ] Bacque was a mainstream fiction writer and essayist before turning his attention, into the fate of German soldiers held as POWs by the Allies after World War II.

Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau, Jr. But we woke up every so often, when a moaning and whimpering in the pitch-black room announced the presence of one of the guards. A red flag for me was the mention of Victor Gollancz, a Jewish publisher of propagandaincluding greuelpropaganda, before WW2.

Women who tried to resist were brutally tortured to death.

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