For Roswell's comment on 1945: The Russians Were Coming: East Prussia And Battle Of KOENIGSBERG
Tante Marie (born in Richmond, married her German cousin, who held a doctoral degree of what we don't know, and lived there through both world wars) was the aunt of my brother-in-law, a VMI graduate. My sister complied a book which has her correspondence with the Army, government and her brother in Richmond from 1945 until 1949 when she returned to this country. There are many fascinating letters. She had more food during the war years living in Germany than she had the two years after when the allies were in control. Wrap your mind around that. Also, they were terrified of the Russians and one of her relatives lived through days of horrid Russian occupation, but after they left and she found that they were returning, killed herself and her children. Imagine the horror. Excerpt below:
Neuwied, June 15,1946
"Did you ever get the letter telling you of the tragic end of Anneliese and her family? No one of you mentioned it. She was in Dresden with her mother and sister when the Russians came in. He husband died in the war several years ago. She and her two dear little boys, her mother and sister committed suicide out of fear of future happenings. How she must have suffered to be induced to such."
A Memorial for the Millions of German Women and Girls Who Were Raped and Pillaged by the WWII Allied “liberators”
"Wild animals, the scum of the earth, the primitives, had descended onto us, the very devil had his evil pleasure."
RAPE OF GERMAN WOMEN: After Germany lost the Second World War