Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Slaughter of Innocent Germans After WWII




 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. 


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."

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 ........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.

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15 comments:

  1. As a Jew, it gives me no conciliation to see these atrocities. I mourn for the innocent Jew and non-Jew alike. No human being should ever have to suffer such awful conditions. Whatever God you pray to, may they all Rest In Peace.

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    1. Man's inhumanity to man as my mother would say. Thanks.

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  2. Repetition of history: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jun/16/slavery-starvation-civil-war?CMP=share_btn_gp

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    1. Thanks for reminding me about the article again.

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    2. Oh, it was years ago and maybe even on NamSouth not here. Thanks.

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  3. Terrific and emotional video. Have only gotten thru the
    half-way mark but will pick up tomorrow. If only Hitler
    had not held back attacking the thousands of Brits in
    Dunkirk, Germany most likely would have won the war.
    Nobody knows why he let the Brits go. Not an error on his
    part but intentional.

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    1. Yes, there has never been a definitive answer.

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    2. Added two family links above. Clicking on the newspaper article twice will expand it.

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  4. The page will not enlarge, at least for me. Thanks.

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  5. Thanks. I opened it. A gem indeed and a fascinating story.

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    1. Thank you and it is just mind boggling that she had more to eat during the war years than when taken over by the allies. Tells you about all you need to know.

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  6. And mind boggling how she took everything in stride.

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