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Rape in Occupied Berlin – “Berlin: The Downfall 1945” – Antony Beevor

April 28th, 2012 · No Comments · History, Human Rights, War, WW2

Berliners remember that, because all the windows had been blown in, you could hear the screams every night. Estimates from the two main Berlin hospitals ranged from 95,000 to 130,000 rape victims. One doctor deduced that out of approximately 100,000 women raped in Berlin, some 10,000 died as a result, mostly from suicide. The death rate was thought to be much higher among the 1.4 million who had suffered in East Prussia, Pomerania and Silesia. Altogether at least 2 million German women are thought to have been raped, and a substantial minority, if not majority, appear to have suffered multiple rape.

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