- The book "Gruesome Harvest," should be on the
mandatory highschool and college reading list for history and sociology.
- It is one of the few books that are available in English
that address the murder of millions of non-combatant German civilians and
German prisoners of war from 1944 to 1950 as a matter of deliberate allied
policy not inefficient logistics as it is most often presented in school
- It is important because this book was written as it
was still happening and includes comments from eye witnesses in the same
time period. The book is not politically correct and shocked me because
it speaks in a such a predudicial fashion about persons of the black
- That however in this point makes it useful to sociologist
and historians because it correctly reflects widely held opinion at the
time within U.S. society.
- As to the correct observation that allied policy was
to reduce the German population through, murder in multiple forms, slave
labor, and starvation, and destroy the fabric of the society through mass
rape of the female population, other authors are critized for saying the
same thing but only decades later.
- Fact is there is a great effort to keep this information
from the public because it shows that the victors of WWII incorporated
not only military strategy and tactics but also the NAZI ideology of racial
hatred and a policy of extermination and discrimination for one people.
- Four million persons perished because of the ethnic cleansing
carried out by, Russians, Poles, Czechs, and Serbs according to the former
German Prime Minister Konrad Adenauer,
- Five million Germans starved to death in occupied Germany
according to estimates by the Canadian James Bacque, and 2 million German
Soldiers died in allied captivity often while performing slave labor in
Auschwitz like - and worse - conditions.
- General Eisenhower prohibited the German Public from
sharing their own meager rations with detained German soldiers on pain
of death. Hence from 1944 until 1948 a U.S. and Russian Holocaust for the
Germans was on going.
- For more information on this topic see books by the following
authors: James Bacque (Other Losses) (Crimes and Mercies), Alfred M. de
Zayas (Die Wehrmacht-Untersuch ungstelle) and (The Nemisis of Potsdam),
Guido Knopp (Die Gefangenen), Erich Kern and Karl Balzer (Allierte Verbrechen
and Deutschen). A similarly important historical document is the book titled
(Alliierte Kriegsverbrechen) which translates to "Allied War Crimes".
- It is a collection of historical information of eyewitness
experiences of hundreds of Allied war crimes.
- This information was written down in 1946 by German Soldiers
held prisoner in Camp 91 in Darmstadt by U.S. forces.
- Lawyers for the defense hoped to bring some of this information
as evidence and perhaps for mitigation to the Nüremberg Tribunal but
the it was not permitted. In fact the Commander of Camp 91 attempted to
collect and destroy all copies of this book.
- That is why it is important that as many people read
the afore mentioned books as possible. They need to be translated into
English and widely read so that the fairy tale of WWII as the last "Good
War" can finally be put to rest.