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Mark Weber’s Worldwatch – Tue., May 5, 2009

May 5, 2009

An Unknown Holocaust: Mass Killing, `Ethnic Cleansing’ and Brutal Mistreatment of Germans by the Victorious Allies

Weber reviews the little-known story of misery and death imposed by the victors on defeated Germany in the aftermath of World War II. The Allied powers imposed an “unknown holocaust” of destruction, looting, starvation, rape, “ethnic cleansing,” and mass killing. More than 14 million Germans were expelled or forced to flee from eastern and central Europe. Some three million Germans died needlessly — about two million civilians, mostly women, children and elderly, and one million prisoners of war. Weber also highlights the Allied double standard in putting German leaders to death for policies that the Allies themselves were carrying out, sometimes on a far greater scale.

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3 Responses to “Mark Weber’s Worldwatch – Tue., May 5, 2009”

  1. K-Sensor on May 6th, 2009 8:07 pm

    Thanks Mark. Good history lessons.

  2. K-Sensor on May 6th, 2009 10:26 pm

    Mark a few years ago there was a movie that implied the Russian General that lead the battle on Berlin was compassionate tot he Germans after take over. Not sure of the name of the man or the name of the movie, but do you know of this, and is this true in-light of the atrocities mentioned in your show by Russian on Germans.

  3. Dan Desjardins on May 11th, 2009 2:36 pm

    Mark,

    This is a new departure for you, for you have written massively on the history of World War II, but this is the first reading I’ve heard you give. It is a story that hurts us as citizens of one of the Allied nations, but a story that should be told nevertheless. One will want to accuse you of exageration, and I’m sure you know this, so my only advice on this score is to make your audience aware of your impeccable sources. You are usually good at using sources from the side whose ox is being gored, and you do that somewhat here, quoting British or American historians, and several newspapers, but when going after the Russians, I suggest Russian sources if you can find them. Certainly, some Russians, despite censorship under Stalin and Kruschev, were willing to spill the beans and get their story out. Pasternak did it and I suppose others of lesser fame did too. Find those stories. They will be worthwhile additions. Too, work on your voice: you are loud and clear but need more resonance. Listen to tapes of T.S. Eliot, or better still, Ezra Pound. Make the voice just as interesting as the history. Good job overall!

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