World War II: The Savage Aftermath

Eisenhower’s Rhine Meadows Death Camps

Hitler Lives
This Academy Award winning documentary is an excellent example of post-WWII, pre-Cold War propaganda (the target is a revitalized and aggressive Germany, not an expansionist and totalitarian Soviet Union). It is very effectively produced, incorporating a powerful emotional narrative with many searing images familiar to theater audiences of the day who had been exposed to Frank Capra’s celebrated Why We Fight series.

So long as hate, racism, and intolerance exists — Hitler Lives.

Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II, by Keith Lowe;  After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation, by Giles MacDonogh;  Gruesome Harvest, by Ralph Franklin Keeling; Crimes and Mercies: The Fate of German Civilians Under Allied Occupation, 1944–1950by James Bacque; OTHER LOSSES: The Shocking Truth Behind the Mass Deaths of Disarmed German Soldiers and Civilians Under General Eisenhower’s Command, by James Bacque; Hellstorm: The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947, by Thomas Goodrich; Churchill’s Warby David Irving; Churchill’s War – Volume II: Triumph in Adversity, by David Irving ; Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, by Patrick J. Buchanan; Nemesis at Potsdam: The Anglo-Americans and the Expulsion of the Germans, by Alfred-Maurice de Zayas;  A Terrible Revenge. The Ethnic Cleansing of the East European Germans, 1944–1950, by Alfred-Maurice de Zayas;  Orderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War, by R. M. Douglas;  Forgotten Voices: The Expulsion of the German from Eastern Europe After World War IIby Ulrich Merten; The Fall of Berlin 1945, by Anthony Beevor;  No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945, by Norman Davies; Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, by Timothy Snyder;  Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, by Anne Applebaum;  Operation Keelhaul: The Story of Forced Repatriationby Julius Epstein;  Advance to Barbarism: How the Reversion to Barbarism in Warfare and War-Trials Menaces Our Future, by F. J. P. Veale;  Victims of Yalta: The Secret Betrayal of the Allies, 1944-1947, by Nikolai Tolstoy;  I Saw Poland Betrayed: An American Ambassador Reports to the American People, by Arthur Bliss Lane;  Freedom Betrayed: Herbert Hoover’s Secret History of the Second World War and Its Aftermathby George H. Nash (ed.); The Splendid Blonde Beast: Money, Law, and Genocide in the Twentieth Century, by Christopher Simpson; The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Governmentby David Talbot;  and Crimes Unspoken: The Rape of German Women at the End of the Second World War 1st Editionby Miriam Gebhardt (Author), Nick Somers (Translator).


1:32 am on August 3, 2020