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The Resource Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War, Miriam Gebhardt ; translated by Nick Somers

Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War, Miriam Gebhardt ; translated by Nick Somers

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Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War
Title
Crimes unspoken
Title remainder
the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Gebhardt ; translated by Nick Somers
Title variation
Rape of German women at the end of the Second World War
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
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 hostilities had ended. Discussion in recent years of the rape of German women committed at the end of the war has focused almost exclusively on the crimes committed by Soviet soldiers, but Gebhardt shows that this picture is misleading. Crimes were committed as much by the Western Allies -- American, French and British -- as by the members of the Red Army, and they occurred not only in Berlin but throughout Germany. Nor was the suffering limited to the immediate aftermath of the war. Gebhardt powerfully recounts how raped women continued to be the victims of doctors, who arbitrarily granted or refused abortions, welfare workers, who put pregnant women in homes, and wider society, which even today prefers to ignore these crimes
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gebhardt, Miriam
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
G3913 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Allied Forces
  • BMBF-Statusseminar
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Rape
  • Rape victims
  • Soldiers
  • Women
  • Single mothers
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • France
  • Germany
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Rape
  • Rape victims
  • Single mothers
  • Soldiers
  • Women
  • Women
  • France
  • Germany
  • Germany (East)
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Weltkrieg
  • Kriegsende
  • Soldat
  • Frau
  • Massenvergewaltigung
  • HISTORY / Europe
Label
Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War, Miriam Gebhardt ; translated by Nick Somers
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seventy years too late -- Wrong victims? -- How many were affected -- Sexual aggression against men -- A word about method -- Berlin and the east -- chronicle of a calamity foretold -- The great fear -- The Red Army comes -- Berlin -- One year on -- Extracts from police reports -- A different perspective -- South Germany -- who will protect us from the Americans? -- No one's time -- Moderate indignation -- A "feeling of great insecurity among our soldiers" -- Discussion -- A "sexual conquest of Europe"? -- Unbroken assertion of power by the occupiers -- Parallels and differences -- Pregnant, sick, ostracized -- approaches to the victims -- Victims twice over -- Fraternization -- The abortion problem -- No one's children -- "The other victims are also taken care of" -- First the French, then the public authorities -- "I love this child as much as the others" -- The long shadow -- The effects of the experience of violence -- The myth of female invulnerability -- "Anonymous" and the censorship of memory -- Duties of loyalty -- First feminist protests -- Helke Sander's "BeFreier" and the German victim debate -- The past today
Control code
949669612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781509511204
Lccn
2016021691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949669612
Label
Crimes unspoken : the rape of German women at the end of the Second World War, Miriam Gebhardt ; translated by Nick Somers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seventy years too late -- Wrong victims? -- How many were affected -- Sexual aggression against men -- A word about method -- Berlin and the east -- chronicle of a calamity foretold -- The great fear -- The Red Army comes -- Berlin -- One year on -- Extracts from police reports -- A different perspective -- South Germany -- who will protect us from the Americans? -- No one's time -- Moderate indignation -- A "feeling of great insecurity among our soldiers" -- Discussion -- A "sexual conquest of Europe"? -- Unbroken assertion of power by the occupiers -- Parallels and differences -- Pregnant, sick, ostracized -- approaches to the victims -- Victims twice over -- Fraternization -- The abortion problem -- No one's children -- "The other victims are also taken care of" -- First the French, then the public authorities -- "I love this child as much as the others" -- The long shadow -- The effects of the experience of violence -- The myth of female invulnerability -- "Anonymous" and the censorship of memory -- Duties of loyalty -- First feminist protests -- Helke Sander's "BeFreier" and the German victim debate -- The past today
Control code
949669612
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 252 pages
Isbn
9781509511204
Lccn
2016021691
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)949669612

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