- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Talonbooks; 1 edition (Sept. 15 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0889225672
- ISBN-13: 978-0889225671
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.5 x 21 cm
- Shipping Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #139,666 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944-1950 Paperback – Sep 15 2007
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"A scholar of courage and great perseverance who deserves to be heard because what is at stake is our understanding of the twentieth century not in terms of fantasy but of fact." --Dr. Dwight D. Murphey
About the Author
James Bacque is a novelist, book editor, essayist and historian whose work has helped raise awareness in human rights issues associated with war crimes, particularly spurring debate on and research into the treatment of German POWs at the end of World War II.
His fiction titles include The Lonely Ones, 1969 ( Big Lonely in the paperback edition, 1970); A Man of Talent, 1972; Creation (with Robert Kroetsch and Pierre Gravel), 1972; The Queen Comes to Minnicog, 1979; and Our Fathers' War, 2006. His history titles include Crimes and Mercies, an immediate bestseller upon release, and Other Losses.
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As far as the "top reader" Seth is concerned. If you complain about feeling like a "villan" while reading this book, now you know how all Germans and German-Americans feel when a new holocaust book, tv movie, or film is relased and the blame is placed squarely on the shoulders of the German people, not the Nazi government. I cannot express the anger I felt while reading his review. I really feel sorry for somebody that callous and ignorant. So, hey Seth, there's my name and address, look me up, and we'll have a little chat.
Germans were slaughtered all over Europe after WW2 until the 1960s.
Around 2.5 million germans were burned to death during the carpet bombing of their cities, even though they had no military strategic goals but to terrorize and burn the German people.
More than 3 million german women and children were massacred by partisans and other communists.
This is the story untold and censored by the political correct West that let Europe starve under the Marxist 80 year old rule.
The USA, as part of our policy, starved 1M German POWs and 10M German civilians after WWII. But Truman reversed the policies of FDR and Morgenthau. So, by 1946, the USA, under Hoover (yes, the former president and the one who lead the food aid to the Beligans during WWI), was attempting to reverse the horrors of FDR and Ike's policies.
The numbers are sound. Backed up by our own occupation government census numbers.
Americans did object. Ambassador Murphy, a number of senators. As was pointed out by one US officer: "the only difference between the US and the Nazis was the color of the uniform."
How many GIs will admit today what they did? Have you heard one?
Many Germans civilians were killed and their properties stolen from them because of this war. My family lost our farm that we had for over two hundred and fifty years in East Prussia. But I guess accordingly to "The Top Reviewer" we had it coming to us because our German government, at the time, was evil.
I was only a young boy at the time, but we survived. Because we lost our farm in the real eastern Germany, we came to this country.
And I grew up and became an Electronic/Electrical Engineer. By the way. One last special note to "Mr. Top Reviewer", and people like him, when you look up at the moon at night, remember this.
A young German boy survived your bad wishes and was a proud member of the team that helped design and build all of the first unmaned Spacecrafts that landed the moon. This Spacecrafts series were called the Rangers. And they are still there, all of them that went.
Don't forget, never.
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