WW2 rapes and love affairs

Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

German historians say in a new book that at least 400,000 children were fathered by troops of the four allied powers that occupied Germany after World War Two. They resulted from widespread rapes as well as love affairs.



University historians in the German cities of Jena and Magdeburg conclude that only France helped children fathered by its occupying troops. Many of those born to German mothers in four occupation zones suffered ostracism their whole lives.

The study to be published next Monday in a German-language book whose title translates as "Bastards, the children of occupation in Germany after 1945" found that at least 300,000 children were fathered by occupying Soviet Red Army soldiers.

Rapes perpetrated on German women occurred in all four zones, including forced sex by members of French and US units. Only a few cases by British troops were uncovered.
The first of these children were born around Christmas 1945.
The researchers deduced the Soviet zone child figure from a count of up to two million rapes allegedly committed by Red Army soldiers.

Love affairs, ostracized

Professors Silke Satjukow of the University of Magdeburg and Rainer Gries of the University of Jena said "numerous thousands" of children were also born to German women who had love affairs with foreign troops.

"The 'occupation children' long remained unmentioned after the war," said Gries.

"The children were ostracized because in the eyes of society they born amid a burden of guilt," Satjukow said.

Who is my father?

Many, now approaching their seventies, still dwelled on the question: "who is my father?," Satjukow said.

They still felt incomplete and wanted to "finally trace their family to the full and in doing so find peace," she said.

But, their chances were not promising. After occupation, many fathers returned home to Russia, the United States or France to marry and established families. To locate them now was extraordinarily difficult, said Satjukow.

No alimony

Many young mothers received no maintenance in monetary terms because the occupying powers were not subject to German jurisdiction.

Evidence had emerged that in Soviet-run eastern Germany mothers often sought help from its post-war president Wilhelm Pieck.

Instead of being granted alimony, it was suggested to the women that they find work to finance their living, Gries said.

http://www.dw.de/troops-fathered-400000-children-in-post-war-germany/a-18237282

Spoils of war.  Always has been. 

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Instead of being granted alimony, it was suggested to the women that they find work to finance their living, Gries said.

Sounds like how it should be now. Women are 1:2 of the equation if they are consenting. No reason the guy has to shoulder all the debt. Now- if they were taped, then the guys should be punished. Phone Post 3.0

Jored1990 - Didn't the Russians go on a rape rampage in germany after WW2? Phone Post 3.0


Imagine being those poor women, getting brutally raped and then having to raise the child of the piece of shit Russian soldier who raped you. Probably reminded of it everytime you look at your kid. 



Russians were brutal after what happened at Leningrad. They wanted revenge.

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