Territorial changes after the war were vast, in particular with regard to Germany’s borders. Although against international law, the annexations of huge swaths of German territories by its eastern neighbors (Poland, Czechia, Russia, Lithuania), accompanied by large-scale ethnic cleansing, are shrugged off by the international community as “just punishment” for the Germans.

After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation

After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation, by Giles MacDonogh. Basic Books, New York, 2007. 618pp., illustrated, with notes, bibliography, indexed. A recent work with some refreshing angles on the post-WW2 occupation of defeated Germany is always welcome, minimally at least as a small antidote to the continued appearance of Holocaust-related works…

The Marshall Plan Hoax

Marshall Plan Benefits for West Germany Within the framework of the so-called Marshall Plan, a credit(!) of approximately 1.4 billion US Dollars (6.4 billion DM) was given to West Germany for the years 1949 to 1952. Under the terms of the London Debt Agreement of February 1953, this credit(!) was to be repaid by 1962…

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