As the Allies gained control over the Western and Eastern Fronts in and , German soldiers were not the only casualties. Recent historical research has revealed German women and girls were also targets, subjected en masse to a wide range of sexual violence allegedly committed by American , Canadian , British, French and Soviet soldiers. By the spring of , Nazi Germany was crumbling and the Soviets were racing toward Berlin. While sexual violence against German civilians was committed by all Allied powers, the Soviet rapes are considered the most prevalent and severe. The exact number of rapes is unknown, with estimates ranging from tens of thousands to millions. Remembering Soviet atrocities Over the last decade, with only the last survivors still living, there has been a surge of interest within German society in stories of the Soviet rapes.
Norway apologises to its World War Two 'German girls' - BBC News
T hese were not criminal acts such as holding a membership in the Norwegian fascist party or spying for the Germans were. Therefore, the handling of these women did not form part of the official legal purge. They were also punished by Norwegian authorities. The rest is still exempt from public disclosure. Assembly line internment Two provisional arrangements, that is temporary regulations ordered by the exile government in London, made internment possible without having to go through the National Court.
Punished without trial for sleeping with the Germans
Blog Historians estimate that more than 1. We have discussed extensively on the rape committed by Russian, American and French soldiers on German women during and after WW2. These men were as immoral and boorish as the Russians and Japanese. In fact having sex was encouraged by their commanders as matter of policy. Amorous and lustful men made better fighters and killers, the thinking went.
Background[ edit ] Under the Weimar Republic , the status of women was one of the most progressive in Europe. The Weimar Constitution of January 19, proclaimed their right to vote articles 17 and 22 , equality of the sexes in civic matters art. But Weimar did not represent a huge leap forward for women's liberation. German woman secretary, in While most of the other parties under the Weimar Republic ran female candidates during elections and some were elected , the Nazi party did not.