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German Chutzpah – “Berlin: The Downfall 1945” – Antony Beevor

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

Like the other Russians present, Grossman was taken aback when a burgermeister, on being told to provide working parties to clear streets, asked, ‘How much will the people be paid?’ After the way Soviet citizens had been treated as slave labourers in Germany, the answer was obvious. ‘Everyone here certainly seems to have a very strong idea of their rights,’ observed Grossman.

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