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After the Reich When the Third Reich collapsed in 1945, the Allied powers converged on Germany and divided it into four zones of occupation A nation in tatters, in many places literally flattened by bombs, was suddenly subjected to brutal occupation by vengeful victors Rape was rampant Hundreds of thousands of Germans and German speakers died in the course of brutal deportations from Eastern Europe By the end of the year, Germany was literally starving to death Over a million German prisoners of war died in captivity, where they were subjected to inadequate rations and often tortured All told, an astounding 2.25 million German civilians died violent deaths in the period between the liberation of Vienna and the Berlin airlift A shocking account of a massive and vicious military occupation, After the Reich offers a bold reframing of the history of World War II and its aftermath Historian Giles MacDonogh has unearthed a record of brutality which has been largely ignored by historians or, worse, justified as legitimate retaliation for the horror of the Holocaust Drawing on a vast array of contemporary firstperson accounts, MacDonogh has finally given a voice to tens of millions of civilians who, lucky to survive the war, found themselves struggling to survive a hellish peace. Read After the Reich by Giles MacDonogh – valtrex-4.us

✓ After the Reich✓ Kindle Ebook Author ☆ Giles MacDonogh zen – valtrex-4.us
  • Hardcover
  • 656 pages
  • After the Reich
  • Giles MacDonogh
  • English
  • 02 September 2017
  • 0465003370

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  1. says:

    I had so many issues with this book First, I had thought the book was supposed to be an overview of the post war years in Germany, from WWII through the creation of the FRG and the GDR on into the 1960s or even the 1970s Instead, it focused almost entirely on the mid to late 1940s from the last part of the war through the occupation, and ending with the creation of the two nation Germany The author, MacDonogh, spends much of the first half of the book listing all the horrible things the Al I had so many issues with this book First, I had thought the book was supposed to be an overview of the post war years in Germany, from WWII through the creation of the FRG and the GDR on into the 1960s or even the 1970s Instead, it focused almost entirely ...


  2. says:

    Even as I m just starting this book it grips me rightaway I was raised just after WW2, in Holland, as it was still smarting from the occupation, in a city Rotterdam where I could still see the charred buildings from when the center city was bombed away by aerial bombardment in the Blitzkrieg, May 5th of 1940 In the midst of this circle of charred buildings a new city center was going up during my schoolyears There was plenty of knee jerk hatred of ...


  3. says:

    eh this one gets bogged down in day in the life of detail that and the author s own obvious bias for one thing, he repeatedly slips up and lumps all the Allies in together, notwithstanding the fact that Soviet atrocities particularly rape against German civilians were systematic and widespread, whereas those by the Western Allies were sporadic and not a matter of policy.And yes the ethnic Germans were cleansed from Poland, Czechoslovakia, and so on But it is tough to blame those coun eh this one gets bogged down in day in the life of detail that and the author s own obvious bias for one thing, he repeatedly slips up and lumps all the Allies in together, notwithstanding the fact that Soviet atrocities particularly rape against German civilians were systemati...


  4. says:

    Seriously, what goes around comes around, and when you start a war of racist aggression and butcher millions, the occupiers are not likely to be all that kind If anything, we were almost too kind, letting many Nazi war criminals free, particularly in the morally bankrupt army that approved Hitler s crusade in the east and thought they d triumph before winter 1941 The German occupation was brutal, and this cannot be ignored, but somehow there is a tinge of justice to it all, the feeling that at Seriously, what goes around comes around, and when you start a war of racist aggression and butcher millions, the occupiers are not likely to be all that kind If anything, we were almost too kind, letting many Nazi war criminals free, particularly in the morally bankrupt army that approved Hitl...


  5. says:

    From the cover Giles McDonough s book chronicles this saga from liberation of Vienna to the 1948 Berlin air lift and 1949 formation of Konrad Adenauer s government in Bonn It makes grimmer reading than most war stores, because there is little redemptive courage or virtue Here is a catalogue of pillage, rape, starvation, inhumanity and suffering on a titanic scale After the Reich brings together many stories that deserve to be much better known in the West.At almost 600 pages it is a rather l From the cover Giles McDonough s book chronicles this saga from libe...


  6. says:

    Amazing so many things I did not know about how the defeated Germans were treated by the allies It seems the allied powers did not stand back from the Nazis in atrocities against civilians and in their utterly cruel and inhumane treatment of the conquered War is never pleasant, but I did not know that the peace was tainted with so much hatred and revenge parred with an uncompromising notion of the collective guilt of ALL Germans The decades and decade...


  7. says:

    War is killing, said General Sherman, and there certainly can be no dispute about that nor can there be much dispute that the history of those wars, at least most of it, is written by the victors But what of the defeated What happens to those who are left behind in the ruins, abandoned by their national armies, left to the mercies of the conquerors Giles MacDonogh seeks to answer those questions, at least as they apply to Nazi Germany, in After the Reich The Brutal History of the Allied O War is killing, said General Sherman, and there certainly can be no dispute about that nor can there be much dispute that the history of those wars, at least most of it, is written by the victors But what of the defeated What happens to those who are left behind in the ruins, abandoned by their national armies, left to the mercies of the conquerors Giles MacDonogh seeks to answer those questions, at least as they apply to Nazi Germany,...


  8. says:

    It s funny but we always perceive heroes as knights in shining armour riding along on their white horses liberating people from whatever tyranny they have been living under Yes, the Russians, French, British, Americans and many others intervened in the second world war and yes, they did liberate the European countries living under Nazi rule but this tale of liberation came at a high price and was not the fairy tale ending expected or portrayed to us all as this book will demonstrate to you.The It s funny but we always perceive heroes as knights in shining armour riding along on their white horses liberating people from whatever tyranny they have been living under Yes, the Russians, French, British, Americans and many others intervened in the second world war and yes, they did liberate the European countries living under Nazi rule but this tale of liberation came at a high price and was not the fairy tale ending expected or portrayed to us all as this book will demonstrate to you.The book, with good referencing and personal statements, covers the last few months before surrender by the German high command through to the beginning of the division between West Germany and East Germany DDR and the start of the cold war It starts with the arrival of the Russians with their firm belief in collective guilt in that German civilians were as guilty as their military counterparts which seemed...


  9. says:

    Eh MacDonough book has some real strengths 1 describing in detail the oft overlooked postwar anarchy that reigned in Germany and Austria, 2 illustrating the tug of war between the Allies over Austria, and 3 covering the rise of West Germany out of the Postdam Conference However, way too much of the book is spent on anecdotal accounts of everday life after the war Although these details are both important and moving, they consume so much of t...


  10. says:

    Extremely informative Should be read by everyone especially anyone who thinks that abu ghraib is something new

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