By Jan Fleischhauer. Where the door is opened to violence, even good family men quickly shed their inhibitions. Nevertheless, armies differ in their methods, as was the case in World War II. The Red Army was hardly inferior to the Wehrmacht in terms of its propensity for violence.
'We Threw Her Outside and Shot at Her' - SPIEGEL ONLINE
The Nazi regime targeted all Jews, both men and women, for persecution and eventually death. The regime frequently subjected women, however, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to brutal persecution that was sometimes unique to the gender of the victims. Nazi ideology also targeted Roma Gypsy women, Polish women, and women with disabilities living in institutions. Certain individual camps and certain areas within concentration camps were designated specifically for female prisoners.
The Auschwitz brothel where prisoners were 'rewarded'
We would eat well and have enough to drink. If we behaved and fulfilled our duties nothing would happen to us. So begins the wrenching account of Frau W.
Heidi Matthews does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. 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.