Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Post-War Allied Atrocities

The Blog links to historian R.M. Douglas's report on "the largest episode of forced migration in history" carried out "by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union" — The European Atrocity You Never Heard About. Not surprisingly, "the sexual victimization of female expellees... was on a scale to rival the mass rapes perpetrated by Red Army soldiers in occupied Germany."

"By any measure, the postwar expulsions were a manmade disaster and one of the most significant examples of the mass violation of human rights in recent history. Yet although they occurred within living memory, in time of peace, and in the middle of the world's most densely populated continent, they remain all but unknown outside Germany itself."

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