NBC News: Germany Shines Light on Rape by Allied Troops Who Defeated Nazis

mass-rape-german-women-ww2-001The truth contained in Hellstorm continues to make its way into the mainstream media. Since the release of the documentary, there have been numerous stories validating the atrocities committed against Germans during after the war, with really no efforts to dispute the facts we have presented. Recently NBC has jumped on board and discussed the rape of German women, even using a quotation from the film (below in bold), which was the only voice recorded by the film’s creator Kyle Hunt.

From NBC News:

When Allied troops swept through Europe and defeated the Nazi regime more than 70 years ago, they were hailed as liberators.

But new research by a German academic alleges that rape by U.S., British, French and Canadian forces was more commonplace than previously believed.

While some other experts dispute Professor Miriam Gebhardt’s estimates, her claims have reignited the debate about the extent of crimes committed on both sides in the aftermath of World War II.

The issue of post-war sexual violence has been a taboo topic because many Germans did not want to downplay the country’s own atrocities during the Holocaust by displaying its people as victims.

“The question of victimhood is not an either-or anymore,” Gebhardt said. “We can and must continue to deal with our crimes, but we also have to deal with our victims.”

Gebhardt estimates that nearly 900,000 Germans were raped by the Allied forces that freed her country from the Nazis in the wake of D-Day in 1944 until West Germany was declared fully sovereign in 1955.

That number is far more than previous estimates and is contested by other scholars, who challenge Gebhardt’s methodology and question the accuracy of her estimates.

While some historians disagree on the numbers, eyewitness accounts and military court cases confirm that Americans committed acts of sexual violence at the end of the war.

In 1945, TIME magazine published a letter penned by an unidentified American serviceman who stated that “our own Army and the British Army … have done their share of looting and raping … we too are considered an army of rapists.”

Gebhardt, a professor of history and sociology at the University of Konstanz, alleges that 190,000 sexual assaults were perpetrated by U.S. troops while defeating the Nazis and in the subsequent 10 years.

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