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by Giles MacDonogh

Free eBook After the Reich download ISBN: 0719567661
Author: Giles MacDonogh
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; UK ed. edition (February 21, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 640
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Europe
Size MP3: 1775 mb
Size FLAC: 1545 mb
Rating: 4.3
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Giles MacDonogh’s After the Reich is important and timely. MacDonogh’s book, drawing heavily on the often moving testimony of those who lived through them, brings them brilliantly into the light.

Giles MacDonogh’s After the Reich is important and timely. He has a profound understanding of Germany, which he communicates in a humane and engaging style. Though he is sensitive to the sufferings of the Germans after the war, he never loses sight of the fact that this was an occupation that the Western powers got right. After the Reich is a remarkable book, with a rich cast of characters, and it has oblique relevance to our own problems in the wider world. Unique and important.

I wanted to like this book by Giles MacDonogh more than I actually did. After the Reich had its moments of great interest as it recounted the chaotic, brutal, and bloody aftermath of World War 2 in Germany.

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I just completed reading, "After the Reich" by Giles MacDonogh. From pages 1 through five-forty six, I learned much. Much more than I thought I knew about the Allied occupation of Germany after World War Two. I learned that conquers' can sometimes be just as cruel as those conquered. The Allies did a service to the world by destroying Hitler and his armies. They fought together with a common cause, and mostly a common goal: this all unraveled after victory over the Third Reich.

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.

After the Reich book. Historian Giles MacDonogh has unearthed a record of brutality which has been largely ignored by historians or, worse, justified as legitimate retaliation for the horror of the Holocaust.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. When Hitler's government collapsed in 1945, Germany was immediately divided up under the control of the Allied Powers and the Soviets

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. 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.

Die Not marchiert mit ruhig festen Schritt. Es hungern nur die kleinen Volksgenossen, Die grossen hungern nur im Geiste mit. Komm, Wilhelm Pieck, sei unser Gast Und geb, was Du uns versprochen hast. Nicht nur Rüben, Kraut und Kohl Sondern was Du isst, und Herr Grotewohl. The prices high The shops are firmly shuttered Famine looms with steady marching pace Only poor comrades eat their bread unbuttered, The bigwigs are quick to stuff their face. Come Bill Pieck, and be a gent: Give us some of what the Party’s sent.

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When Hitler's government collapsed in 1945, Germany was immediately divided up under the control of the Allied Powers and the Soviets.

In the chaos after the Reich an astonishing 2.5 million ordinary citizens were killed. This harrowing history uncovers the extraordinary stories of real German people from all walks of life in the aftermath of World War II.
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Winasana
What an outstandingly researched and authored book describing from first hand and historical factual accounting, the allied "invasion" of Germany, Austria etc. post Reich. My personal opinions follow the reading of this excellent account. It is shocking and quite horrendous to read about the absolute brutality individuals suffered at the hands of the Russians the Czechs, the Americans, British and French. To argue that Germans as a whole did not pay for their transgressions, would be wholly inaccurate. Shocking was the Nacht und Nebel practiced by the Russians who argued that since they suffered invasion and subsequent brutality at the hands of the Germans, felt completely absolved from any kind of appalling behavior on their part. The wholesale rape of women by the Russians was unspeakable. Other allied forces engaged in this disgraceful torture as well, but the Russians participated in it with the vengeance of self entitlement. The allies would like to portray themselves as being benign and law abiding caretakers of a post WWII Germany but this would be so far from the truth as to be an utter lie. The mass starvation, feral starving and dying children and dreadful conditions thrust upon German civilians and POW's alike, combined with slave labor many if not most of them were subjected to, is stunning. The victors embraced the same behaviors as the conquered. The suicide rates amongst civilians and POW's continued many many years after 1945 due to inhabitable living conditions, starvation and hopelessness. Clearly, war, regardless of the causes and the instigators is a nightmarish scenario where there are never ever any winners. Everyone loses in every way. Will humanity never learn?
Dammy
This should be taught in all schools, being American, German, and Russian... the Russians were just deplorable and many should have been shot! They were brutal and all under orders from Stalin that not only allowed them to Rape & Pillage and ordered them to do so
Timberahue
“After the Reich” is to my mind the definitive account of Germany’s post-war experience. Even a casual reader of Modern European history will have acquired, if only by osmosis, a reasonably solid understanding of how and why the Germans reaped what they had sown, will be familiar with the success and shortcomings of the Nuremberg war trials and the years-long jousting between the victorious allies about how to allocate the spoils. But, not surprisingly, it turns out that this knowledge only skims the surface of the real story, a story that will make readers both cringe and marvel, and inevitably come away with a whole new appreciation of the war’s aftermath.

The first part of the book unsurprisingly reads very much like “Savage Continent,” Keith Lowe’s account of the retributive machinations of damaged and disaffected populations throughout the continent taking advantage of their bloody victories to settle old scores with surpassing brutality. MacDonogh naturally focuses on the German experience and his descriptions of the predations of all of the occupying forces, and especially the Russian orgy of rapine, is at least as difficult, if edifying, to get through as Lowe’s accounts.

But the story is of course much more than that and, indeed, so much more that a knowledgeable reader will likely credit this as the definitive work on the subject. I found especially interesting the author’s reflections on the shaky legal underpinnings of the Nuremberg trials and the disconcerting conclusions of his research demonstrating beyond contradiction that an amazing number of bad Nazi actors not only escaped justice but in many instances did so simply because both Allied and German prosecutorial officials grew tired of the game. Finally, I know of no better account of how thoroughly Russia dominated the tripartite spoils competition, partly due to Stalin’s preternatural gall and duplicity, the fact that Russian forces first occupied territories that Britain and America knew were not going to relinquished without a fight they were unable to offer, and the combination of Roosevelt’s failing health and inexplicable, if difficult to quantify, trust in Stalin.

Our modern vision of Germany as a peaceful, prosperous and progressive nation makes this book all the more important because it demonstrates as nothing else that I’ve read how close to Hell the country and its people had to come before the eventual redemption. Believe me when I say that no associative readings in European history have equipped you with the knowledge this book provides. I recommend it as essential reading for the serious History buff.
Samardenob
I wanted to like this book by Giles MacDonogh more than I actually did. After the Reich had its moments of great interest as it recounted the chaotic, brutal, and bloody aftermath of World War 2 in Germany. However, there were times where it deviated from its focus. It got sidetracked in Austria for a while, and its endless focus on the brutal Allied actions in occupied Germany in the immediate aftermath of war was a far lengthier account than it needed to be. No question it was a horrific was a time, but it became exhausting to continue reading this author's account of that time, which is why I paused reading for a few months but finally finished 6 months to finish. As a far better alternative, I found Keith Lowe's outstanding history, Savage Continent, about the same period, to be a much better book, truly an eye-opening read, which I would recommend far more than MacDonogh's book. Unfortunately, After the Reich just didn't live up to Lowe's brilliant book about the same period.