This is coolbert:
Concluding with extracts and comments from the book: "Life of a Nazi Soldier".
Some reader to the library book before me having highlighted this particular passage and in the margin of the page placed a question mark!
NO! NOT a question mark!
"Army of Retribution"
"The Red Army was turned loose for an orgy of destruction, rape, and murder that was exceeded only by the violence and cruelty that the Germans had inflicted on the Soviet Union earlier in the war."
MOST of that "orgy of destruction, rape, and murder" occurring in the aftermath of German surrender!
Atrocity to include:
* Mass rape of German women. Within the Soviet zone of occupation about one to two million German women raped by Russian [Red Army] soldiers. Often repeated rape or gang rape.
* Systematic and widespread looting of German industry, entire factories dismantled and shipped off to the Soviet Union.
These not being merely spontaneous actions but widespread and condoned behavior as authorized from the highest levels of the Kremlin.
Retribution also in those years subsequent to the end of the war continuing, the forced repatriation of ten to fifteen million ethnic Germans from all parts of eastern Europe a massive movement of persons reputedly the loss of live about one to two million as a result!!
Karma can be a bitch!!