A Terrible Revenge
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Alfred-Maurice de Zayas:

A Terrible Revenge

The Ethnic Cleansing of the East European Germans, 1944-1950

"This is the story of the ethnic Germans who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some two million died and fifteen million were displaced - driven from their lands by those opposed to anyone and anything German.... De Zayas's moving plea is that one's home should be a human right." The Times (London).

The closing phase and the aftermath of World War II saw millions of refugees and displaced persons wandering across Eastern Europe in one of the most brutal and chaotic migrations in world history.

The genocidal barbarism of the Nazi forces has been well documented. [?] What hitherto has been little known is the fate of the fifteen million German civilians who found themselves at the mercy of the Soviet armies and on the wrong side of the new postwar borders. All over Eastern Europe, the inhabitants of communities that had been established for many centuries were either expelled or killed. Over two million Germans did not survive.

Many of these people had supported Hitler, and for the Czechs, Poles, Ukrainians, and surviving Jews, their fate must have seemed just. However, the great majority - East Prussian farmers, Silesian industrial workers, their wives and children - were guiltless. Their fate, sentenced purely by race, remains an appalling legacy to this period.

Alfred de Zayas's book describes this horrible retribution. On the basis of extensive research in German and American archives, he outlines the long history of these German communities, scattered from the Baltic to the Danube, and, most movingly, reproduces the testimonies of survivors from the catastrophic exodus that marked the final end to Nazi fantasies of Lebensraum.

(Cover text.)

(179 pages, 14 x 21 cm, paperback, 24 b/w photographs, 1 map, bibliography.)

We have decided to add this book to our line-up because it deals with a subject that is little-known and poorly covered in English literature to this day. However, we would like to stress that where the time and events preceding the author's main subject are concerned - namely, the events of WW2 itself and the propaganda tales of "genocidal Nazi barbarism" etc. - de Zayas toes the line decreed by Establishment history quite well. Readers who are not put off by the occasional "homage" to the status quo are advised to cull this book for its wealth of information on the expulsion of the ethnic Germans, and for the issues of international law involved in this massive post-war atrocity (international law is, after all, the author's specialty).