„Nazis“ - an English voice
Peter from England writes us:
„I am unable to comprehend the number of hateful, prejudicial and mean-spirited comments aimed at the #Germans.
Some 75 years later many ignorant individuals continue to equate all Germans with ‚#Nazis‘.
Whatever you may believe, there was no justifiable revenge for Red Army troops to mass rape millions of German women in #East #Prussia, #Pomerania, #Silesia, Berlin and elsewhere in front of their children and then nail them to barn doors.
Further there was no justification for the #Russians to castrate young boys who attempted to defend their mothers from being raped. No justification to beat old East Prussian farmers to death in their fields.
The flippant response that ‚The Germans did the same thing‘ in the Soviet Union on the same scale is unproved, undocumented and subject to doubt.
The expulsion of some 15 million Germans from their ancient homelands which had been German for centuries is incomprehensible to most scholars.
As is the fact that some two and a half million German expellees died on the winter roads due to sub-freezing temperatures, starvation, beatings and wanton murder. It is for this reason that this atrocity has been ignored.
What happened in the German East, the Sudetenland, Yugoslavia and elsewhere can not be justified as deserved revenge or retribution. It was what it was: wanton murder, mass rape, plunder, destruction and robbery of foreign lands.
For those of us who lived through this crime or who have studied it in detail, the often repeated sick justification that the ‚Germans deserved it!’ rings innately false, naive and highly offensive.
First, the ‚liberators‘, Soviets and Poles alike, had their beastly fun in raping, ravishing and violating all females, from babies to grandmothers.
Females of all ages were mercilessly hunted down!
‚Frau komm, Frau komm‘ was their cry!
And ‚Uri, Uri, Uri‘ (wrist watches they were after).
The ‚liberators‘ (there was little, if anything, to distinguish Russians and Poles in their respective uniforms except their caps, perhaps) then went onto a wild looting spree, engaged in wholesale robbing, plundering and stealing of everything and anything of worth that was not nailed down.
It was only sometimes after the bloody orgies of plunder and rape, that continued unabated, had somehow quieted down, that the ancient City was set on fire.