Gabriele Köpp was repeatedly raped by Russian soldiers in when she was just Now, at the age of she has become the first German woman to write a book under her own name about the sexual violence she experienced during World War II.
Statue marking the rape of German women by Russian soldiers torn down
Polish town tears down statue marking the rape of millions of German women by Russian soldiers -- The statue, entitled Komm Frau (Come Here Woman), appeared on Gdansk's Avenue of Victory on Saturday evening. Artist Jerzy Szumczyk told Polish Radio he had researched the subject of rape by the Red Army as it made its way across Eastern Europe between 1944 and 1945 towards Berlin.
A German girl being led from a Berlin train station – having been gang-raped by Polish youths (typically, war orphans) who regularly boarded trains to rob or rape German refugees fleeing Poland. 2 million German women were raped by allied troops.
Hardy Kruger (as an actor on left) wound up in a SS Division as a 16-year-old. Of course, he survived the war and became a famous actor, but he was playing the part for real in the ruins of Berlin.
On this date in 1944, 24-year-old Krystyna Wituska [Polish language link] was guillotined inside the Halle-Saale Prison in Germany. She’d been convicted of espionage and treason in relation to her activities with the Polish Underground. Although for months she had feared the Germans were on to her, it wasn’t Krystyna’s own actions that lead to her arrest in October 1942. No, it was the ghost of lovers past.
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Her father, Joe Kennedy, did not like her 'uncontrollable' behavior. Likely, she was struggling with depression, but was bright and vibrant too. Joe Kennedy secretly authorized a lobotomy. She passed away in 2005 at