The Resource After the Reich : The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation

After the Reich : The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation

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After the Reich : The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation
Title
After the Reich
Title remainder
The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation
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eng
Summary
  • When Hitler's government collapsed in 1945, Germany was immediately divided up under the control of the Allied Powers and the Soviets. A nation in tatters, in many places literally flattened by bombs, was suddenly subjected to brutal occupation by vengeful victors. According to recent estimates, as many as two million German women were raped by Soviet occupiers. General Eisenhower denied the Germans access to any foreign aid, meaning that German civilians were forced to subsist on about 1,200 calories a day. (American officials privately acknowledged at the time that the death rate amongst adults had risen to four times the pre-war levels; child mortality had increased tenfold). With the authorization of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, over four million Germans were impressed into forced labor. General George S. Patton was so disgusted by American policy in post-war Germany that he commented in his diary, "It is amusing to recall that we fought the revolution in defense of the rights of man and the civil war to abolish slavery and have now gone back on both principles" Although an astonishing 2.5 million ordinary Germans were killed in the post-Reich era, few know of this traumatic history. There has been an unspoken understanding amongst historians that the Germans effectively got what they deserved as perpetrators of the Holocaust. First ashamed of their national humiliation at the hands of the Allies and Soviets, and later ashamed of the horrors of the Holocaust, Germans too have remained largely silent - a silence W.G. Sebald movingly described in his controversial book On the Natural History of Destruction. In After the Reich, Giles MacDonogh has written a comprehensive history of Germany and Austria in the postwar period, drawing on a vast array of contemporary first-person accounts of the period. In doing so, he has finally given a
  • voice the millions of who, lucky to survive the war, found themselves struggling to survive a hellish "peace." A startling account of a massive and brutal military occupation, After the Reich is a major work of history of history with obvious relevance today
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MacDonogh, Giles
LC call number
DD257 -- .M23 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Germany -- History -- 1945-1955
  • Germany -- History -- 20th century
  • Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century
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After the Reich : The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=879534
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Praise -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART I - Chaos -- 1 - The Fall of Vienna -- 2 - Wild Times: A Picture of Liberated Central Europe in 1945 -- Liberation from the East -- Liberation from the West -- Disputed Areas -- Werewolves -- Illustrious Bones -- 3 - Berlin -- The Soviets in the Saddle -- Subsistence -- The Arrival of the Western Allies -- The Honeymoon is Over -- Autumn 1945 -- Spring 1946 -- 4 - Expulsions from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia -- Beneš's Return -- Revenge -- Prague -- Landskron -- Brno Death March -- Iglau and Kladno -- The American Zone -- Freudenthal, Freiwaldau and Bilin -- Brüx, Saaz, Komotau, Aussig and Tetschen -- Theresienstadt -- Pankrác -- Torture -- Expulsions -- 5 - Home to the Reich! Recovered Territories in the Prussian East -- Country Life -- Working for the Poles -- Rural Silesia -- Treks -- Transit Camps -- Home to the Reich -- PART II - Allied Zones -- 6 - Life in the Russian Zone -- Culture -- 7 - Life in the American Zone -- Political Life -- Culture -- 8 - Life in the British Zone -- British Military Government -- The Beginnings of West Germany in the British Zone -- Culture -- 9 - Life in the French Zone -- Culture -- 10 - Austria's Zones and Sectors -- Vienna -- Feeding the Austrians -- German Assets -- Culture -- Soviet Zone -- British Zone -- Cossacks and Domobranci -- American Zone -- French Zone -- 11 - Life in All Four Zones -- Children -- Arts -- The Press -- Attitudes to 20 July -- Jews in Germany and Austria -- The Fate of Jewish DPs -- PART III - Crime and Punishment -- 12 - Guilt -- How Could We Have Known? -- Re-education through Propaganda -- The Fragebogen and Denazification -- Nazis in the Austrian Woodwork -- Punishment by Starvation -- Fringsen -- Frat -- 13 - Black Market -- Cigarettes and CARE Packets -- 14 - Light Fingers
  • 15 - Where are our Men? -- The Status of German POWs -- The American Camps -- British Camps -- The Treatment of the Cossacks and Russian Civilians in Germany -- The French Camps -- Belgium -- The Russian Camps. -- Prisons in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia -- The Return of the Warrior -- 16 - The Trials -- Interrogations -- Prison Walls -- The Trials -- 17 - The Little Fish -- Lesser Nuremberg Trials -- Elsewhere -- The Germans Begin to Prosecute Nazis -- PART IV - The Road to Freedom -- 18 - Peacemaking in Potsdam -- First Contacts between East and West -- 19 - The Great Freeze -- The New Ideologists -- The South Tyrol -- The Russians Come into the Cold -- The Great Freeze -- Bizonia -- A Thaw in the Weather -- Nacht und Nebel -- A Solution in the East -- 20 - The Berlin Airlift and the Beginnings of Economic Recovery -- Currency Reform -- Crisis in Berlin -- Airlift -- Austria -- The Federal Republic -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index -- Copyright Page
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EBC879534
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (657 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465006205
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC879534
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL879534
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10275499
  • (CaONFJC)MIL870275
  • (OCoLC)784885609
Label
After the Reich : The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=879534
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Praise -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction -- PART I - Chaos -- 1 - The Fall of Vienna -- 2 - Wild Times: A Picture of Liberated Central Europe in 1945 -- Liberation from the East -- Liberation from the West -- Disputed Areas -- Werewolves -- Illustrious Bones -- 3 - Berlin -- The Soviets in the Saddle -- Subsistence -- The Arrival of the Western Allies -- The Honeymoon is Over -- Autumn 1945 -- Spring 1946 -- 4 - Expulsions from Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Yugoslavia -- Beneš's Return -- Revenge -- Prague -- Landskron -- Brno Death March -- Iglau and Kladno -- The American Zone -- Freudenthal, Freiwaldau and Bilin -- Brüx, Saaz, Komotau, Aussig and Tetschen -- Theresienstadt -- Pankrác -- Torture -- Expulsions -- 5 - Home to the Reich! Recovered Territories in the Prussian East -- Country Life -- Working for the Poles -- Rural Silesia -- Treks -- Transit Camps -- Home to the Reich -- PART II - Allied Zones -- 6 - Life in the Russian Zone -- Culture -- 7 - Life in the American Zone -- Political Life -- Culture -- 8 - Life in the British Zone -- British Military Government -- The Beginnings of West Germany in the British Zone -- Culture -- 9 - Life in the French Zone -- Culture -- 10 - Austria's Zones and Sectors -- Vienna -- Feeding the Austrians -- German Assets -- Culture -- Soviet Zone -- British Zone -- Cossacks and Domobranci -- American Zone -- French Zone -- 11 - Life in All Four Zones -- Children -- Arts -- The Press -- Attitudes to 20 July -- Jews in Germany and Austria -- The Fate of Jewish DPs -- PART III - Crime and Punishment -- 12 - Guilt -- How Could We Have Known? -- Re-education through Propaganda -- The Fragebogen and Denazification -- Nazis in the Austrian Woodwork -- Punishment by Starvation -- Fringsen -- Frat -- 13 - Black Market -- Cigarettes and CARE Packets -- 14 - Light Fingers
  • 15 - Where are our Men? -- The Status of German POWs -- The American Camps -- British Camps -- The Treatment of the Cossacks and Russian Civilians in Germany -- The French Camps -- Belgium -- The Russian Camps. -- Prisons in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Yugoslavia -- The Return of the Warrior -- 16 - The Trials -- Interrogations -- Prison Walls -- The Trials -- 17 - The Little Fish -- Lesser Nuremberg Trials -- Elsewhere -- The Germans Begin to Prosecute Nazis -- PART IV - The Road to Freedom -- 18 - Peacemaking in Potsdam -- First Contacts between East and West -- 19 - The Great Freeze -- The New Ideologists -- The South Tyrol -- The Russians Come into the Cold -- The Great Freeze -- Bizonia -- A Thaw in the Weather -- Nacht und Nebel -- A Solution in the East -- 20 - The Berlin Airlift and the Beginnings of Economic Recovery -- Currency Reform -- Crisis in Berlin -- Airlift -- Austria -- The Federal Republic -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index -- Copyright Page
Control code
EBC879534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (657 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465006205
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC879534
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL879534
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10275499
  • (CaONFJC)MIL870275
  • (OCoLC)784885609

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