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  • Paperback: 390 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (18 Aug 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494775069
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494775063
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Spinoza on 12 Nov 2014
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Everyone has a moral duty to read this book. But it takes courage to finish it. Not only because of its content, but also because one is left with the uneasy feeling that we have all been lied to for years....And probably still are being lied to.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nick jackson on 23 Oct 2014
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very Graphic indeed exposes the shameful acts from the Allies, Russians. Acts of pure evil and beyond belief.
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HELLSTORM is Politically Incorrect and breaks the Silence! 11 Sep 2010
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Hellstorm is an excellent, well-written book about the horrors and madness that befell Germany during WW2, especially in the final months. The mass rapes and murders inflicted by the Russians are well-known. Goodrich, however, spends much time and space on the abuses, rapes, looting and murders and many other crimes perpetrated by GI s. In other words, the book is politically incorrect (PI?) but invaluable to anyone who wants to understand what was really happening, especially to ordinary Germans. The book is also notable for its absence of the, now, almost obligatory repetition of holocaust atrocity propaganda. For Goodrich, it seems the GI s were not the "greatest generation" but possibly the "worst." From page 344: "While Western leaders such as Winston Churchill expressed astonishment at the tragedy they had wrought in eastern Germany, little was said about the deliberate starvation of the rest of the Reich, and utter silence prevailed concerning the Allied torture chambers in Germany and Poland, the on-the-spot massacre of Nazi Party members and SS troops, or the death camps run by Eisenhower." Goodrich has, at the very least, helped to break the silence.

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The death of National Socialist Germany was the death of Western man and everything he once stood for 21 May 2011
By César Tort - Published on Amazon.com
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What is hell?

I've often pondered what the concept "hell" entailed; what it means to be living in the absence of "God," the supreme creative force behind all life. After reading Thomas Goodrich's breathtaking and physically nauseating analytical narrative of the burnt offering--Holocaust--of Germany I now know what hell looks like and how its inhabitants live and behave.

Relentless, reckless, and senseless hate of a magnitude so profound, so immense, that I am still unable to understand it. And then the irony of it all: that former inhabitants of Europe--Europeans--were responsible for inculcating hell in their own Heimat (homeland).

Who but the Devil itself could make a *family* turn on itself, causing it to tear itself apart in such a murderous, inhuman fashion that the victims are left unrecognizable after all the torture, abuse, burning, systematic rape, and beatings subsides?

Who or what could inspire such madness? Thomas Goodrich answers this question silently, subtly, but matter-of-factly--the Jews in Communist Russia (the former USSR) and Capitalist America and Britain.

Hellstorm is the type of book that changes lives. Goodrich is the type of author who literally puts you, the reader, there in the midst of hell. And what is this hell that he forces you to experience page after page, torture after torture, and rape after rape? One that has been all but forgotten; the only hell the modern age really knows:

The Allied Holocaust of National Socialist Germany

The Propaganda

Goodrich describes the Allied-induced inferno in more detail than most need to know to gain an understanding of the depths of Allied criminality and hatred, but the detail is necessary. Without the detail no one will really know what hell is. Here's a taste of it.

A German woman has her jaws forced open by the filthy brutish hands of a Soviet serial rapist. He literally spits into her mouth and forces her to swallow his salivary filth as he rams her body again... and again... and again--until he's satisfied fulfilling his oath to Stalin and his chief Holocaust propagandist, Ilya Ehrenburg. Stalin officially sanctioned the systematic rape of German women. Ilya Ehrenburg, for his part as the lascivious advocator of rape of German women, helped the Red Army perpetrate the largest gynocide and mass rape in recorded history.

Commissar Ehrenburg's pamphlet--distributed in the millions among Red Army troops on the front lines of battle who were already intoxicated with hate and vengefulness as a result of over two decades of Bolshevik oppression, mass murder of their families and mass collectivization--urged Soviet troops to plunder, rape and kill. The final paragraph of his pamphlet entitled "Kill" reads:

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The Germans are not human beings. From now on, the word "German" is the most horrible curse. From now on, the word "German" strikes us to the quick. We have nothing to discuss. We will not get excited. We will kill. If you have not killed at least one German a day, you have wasted that day... If you cannot kill a German with a bullet, then kill him with your bayonet. If your part of the front is quiet and there is no fighting, then kill a German in the meantime... If you have already killed a German, then kill another one--there is nothing more amusing to us than a heap of German corpses. Don't count the days, don't count the kilometers. Count only one thing: the number of Germans you have killed. Kill the Germans! Kill the Germans! Kill!

/end quote

And in another leaflet:

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The Germans must be killed. One must kill them... Do you feel sick? Do you feel a nightmare in your breast?... Kill a German! If you are a righteous and conscientious man--kill a German! Kill!

/end quote

Ehrenburg, like any skilled propagandist with a penchant for revenge and training in human psychology, appealed to the basest instincts of his men, urging them to rape and wantonly slaughter other human beings at will. There would be no penalties for this injustice as it was all officially sanctioned. Ehrenburg:

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Kill! Kill! In the German race there is nothing but evil; not one among the living, not one among the yet unborn but is evil! Follow the precepts of Comrade Stalin. Stamp out the fascist beast once and for all in its lair! Use force and break the racial pride of these German women. Take them as your lawful booty. Kill! As you storm onward, kill, you gallant soldiers of the Red Army.

/end quote

The Gynocide

I went into Goodrich's book expecting to read little more than I already knew about the worst gynocide and mass rape of womankind in recorded history, but I was in for a shock. As an individual who looks out for women's interests, I was repeatedly overcome with emotion while reading of the indescribable genital mutilations, deliberate and systematic terrorism, gang-rape and wanton mass murder of women. Goodrich:

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From eight to eighty, healthy or ill, indoors or out, in fields, on sidewalks, against walls, the spiritual massacre of German women continued unabated. When even violated corpses could no longer be of use, sticks, iron bars, and telephone receivers were commonly rammed up their vaginas. (p. 155)

/end quote

Brazilian German Leonora Cavoa:

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"Suddenly I heard loud screams, and immediately two Red Army soldiers brought in five girls. The Commissar ordered them to undress. When they refused out of modesty, he ordered me to do it to them, and for all of us to follow him. We crossed the yard to the former works kitchen, which had been completely cleared out except for a few tables on the window side. It was terribly cold, and the poor girls shivered. In the large, tiled room some Russians were waiting for us, making remarks that must have been very obscene, judging from how everything they said drew gales of laughter. The Commissar told me to watch and learn how to turn the Master Race into whimpering bits of misery."

/end quote

The horror that ensued nearly defies written description, as no written description can actually make a reader of either sex *feel* and genuinely *know* the pain and suffering inflicted in this neverending horror show. The victims' pain and suffering must have seemed like hours and hours... an entire lifetime... I can't imagine. I try not to imagine it because about 2,000 women in the Nemmersdorf area alone suffered a similar fate.

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"Now two Poles came in, dressed only in their trousers, and the girls cried out at their sight. They quickly grabbed the first of the girls, and bent her backwards over the edge of the table until her joints cracked. I was close to passing out as one of them took his knife and, before the very eyes of the other girls, cut off her right breast. He paused for a moment, then cut off the other side. I have never heard anyone scream as desperately as that girl. After this operation he drove his knife into her abdomen several times, which again was accompanied by the cheers of the Russians."

/end quote

Stop. Picture it. Imagine it. Live it.

Force yourself to see your own body mutilated in similar fashion; force yourself to picture a knife plunging into your abdomen again... and again... your short lifetime come to this end: you know you are about to die. You are being murdered; your body brutally tortured by a mob of brutal sadists. Try to imagine the horror and the helplessness you would feel as your person was mutilated and your very life bleeding away on a table.

Can a human being really suffer a worse injustice than this?

Now... step back out of the scene and analyze this needless, inhuman horror with the gift of hindsight. This victim was not just the victim of these Red Army men, reduced to base animal instinct and mentality, but she was also the victim of an ideology inspired by Judaism and a Jewish propagandist named Ilya Ehrenburg. Leonora:

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The next girl cried for mercy, but in vain--it even seemed that the gruesome deed was done particularly slowly because she was especially pretty. The other three had collapsed, they cried for their mothers and begged for a quick death, but the same fate awaited them as well. The last of them was still almost a child, with barely developed breasts. They literally tore the flesh off her ribs until the white bones showed.

Loud howls of approval began when someone brought a saw from a tool chest. This was used to tear up the breasts of the other girls, which soon caused the floor to be awash in blood. The Russians were in a blood frenzy. More girls were being brought in continually.

I saw these grisly proceedings as through a red haze.

/end quote

Leonora tried to dissociate from the situation, which is one of the brain's foremost methods for dealing with psychological and physical trauma. But to no avail, the Russian and Polish "soldiers" disallowed it.

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Over and over again I heard the terrible screams when the breasts were tortured, and the loud groans at the mutilation of the genitals... It was always the same, the begging for mercy, the high-pitched scream when the breasts were cut and the groans when the genitals were mutilated. The slaughter was interrupted several times to sweep the blood out of the room and clear away the bodies... When my knees buckled I was forced onto a chair. The Commissar always made sure that I was watching, and when I had to throw up they even paused in their tortures. One girl had not undressed completely, she may also have been a little older than the others, who were around seventeen years of age. They soaked her bra with oil and set it on fire, and while she screamed, a thin iron rod was shoved into her vagina... until it came out her navel.

/end quote

In the yard entire groups of girls were clubbed to death after the prettiest of them had been selected for this torture. The air was filled with the death cries of many hundred girls (pp. 156-57). And this is where I have to stop transcribing.

The Holocaust

The thought of being burned alive is horrific, but the thought of being burned alive because you are trapped in melted asphalt and literally stuck by your own disfigured hands and knees and screaming--in either agony or for salvation from passers-by, or perhaps both--is worse; perhaps even worse than that is being boiled alive in the air raid shelters designed to keep you safe because steam pipes have burst open, unleashing their scorching wrath upon you--just one of millions of victims of Allied "morale bombing": Victims of your own White racial brethren driven to absolute base madness and inhumanity by Jewish propagandists in the "liberal democracies".

What did you do to be burned or boiled alive? What was your crime?

You supported Adolf Hitler, the man who dared to stand up to international finance and the Jewish system of systematic international monetary and spiritual enslavement.

*That* was your "crime" and the "crime" of millions of other "statistics" in Germany and Europe who were incinerated, melted, tortured, strafed, raped or blown into body parts by their own racial and cultural kindred in the USSR, Britain and America.

The core of the firestorms often reached 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit; the flames 1,300 to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. A Holocaust in the truest sense of the word: a burnt offering of the Germanic race--women, children, refugees, POWs, the elderly, and even animals at the Berlin Zoo--to the Christian-Jewish "god" Jahve. The truth is that this was the single largest burnt offering of human flesh to the Devil in recorded history. And for what? For what did hundreds of thousands of German victims suffer: international finance Capitalism.

So that a few people, mostly ethnic Jews, could continue to make money from money; so that a handful of international "bankers" could continue to enslave and exploit hundreds of millions of human beings.

Western man literally burnt and buried his collective spirit, soul and value system in Germany. Germany became the tomb of the West.

The Viricide

Systematic murder of German women and female Axis collaborators was not the only European gendercide from 1944 to 1950. German men and their Cossack and Slavic collaborators became deliberate targets of Anglo-Soviet viricide in the postwar years. German men and boys were reduced to corpses or skeletons by the millions in Eisenhower's Holodomor (death by famine). Eisenhower's camps were designed with one purpose in mind: mass death. Millions of German men and boys died from starvation, disease, exposure, heat exhaustion, thirst, and of course torture, slave labor, random massacre, and systematic execution. After having served in the worst war in Western history, and one of the worst in *world* history, German men came "home" to nothing more than rubble. Their wives, girlfriends, and children were dead, enslaved, mutilated, driven to madness, missing, lost, or had gone with the enemy to survive and prevent further systematic rape by Polish, Russian, and Mongolian "men." There were very few "homes" to return to, so thousands of men ended their lives in despair. They had survived six years of horror and warfare only to end it all in the street rubble once called "Germany."

Why?

Because their own blood kindred in America, Britain, the British Commonwealth, and even much of Europe had betrayed them: had turned on them to please their Jewish overlords.

The Spiritual Slaughter

Soviet tanks drive right over German refugees who have survived hell and come so close to salvation, or so they think, in the Allied occupation zone--more aptly described as the Allied destruction zone. The refugees are now just bloodied pulps in the snow, flattened like dough by the tank treks. The Soviet tanks trudge on without even so much as a pause. A German refugee ship capsizes after it is hit by a Soviet torpedo or bombed in an American air strike. All aboard scream and struggle to stay alive; they've made it so far, but the vast majority are forced to call the sea their final resting place. Bodies are everywhere in the water. There are literally thousands. Mothers, brothers, sisters, cousins, POWs, and even tiny infants who have just transitioned to life outside the womb and have breathed air for the first time--all dead in a matter of minutes. Some drowned. Many were crushed or torn apart by the rudders. Others froze to death. The sea was awash in human blood and body parts after each and every one of these attacks on refugee ships. No German was innocent. Not one.

This happened to numerous refugee ships. Many aboard were Allied POWs and Jewish camp refugees who had been protected by the fleeing German SS and Wehrmacht men--murdered by their own nation; murdered by their own race.

American pilots swoop down on exposed civilians and refugees in the vast clearing below. They open fire. They actually shoot individual human beings as though they are hunting wild horses or wolves in order to cull them. Machine gun bullets rip into the backs of civilians who had just barely escaped with their lives from the fiery Holocaust that was the city. The holes are the size of baseballs. Hundreds are mowed down instantly or are injured by the fire and debris--nearly all are left to die slow, agonizing deaths in that clearing. All the while Churchill and Roosevelt assure their self-absorbed, apathetic, hedonistic publics, We do not shoot civilians. We do not target civilians.

An older German woman is approached by filthy Soviet soldiers. She knows what awaits her because Goebbels did not lie. She tries to talk them out it. She has children with her. They dispose of the children rapidly, viciously: their heads are rammed into the side of the building. The woman is gang-raped. What does she recall... the rape? No. The sound of a child's skull when it is crushed against a wall. She'll never forget that sound. Nor will I because I too can hear it. I too witnessed it. I witnessed it through Goodrich.

And then there were the death camps where over a million German men perished because Eisenhower hated Germans: "God I hate the Germans," he said. His racism and hate became official policy, a policy of genocide--an American orchestrated Holodomor. Countless thousands of German men were shipped off to Britain and Siberia to serve as slave laborers for the "victors". Victors of what? Total destruction.

They aren't paid and most die.

Most white American GIs rob the Germans, starve the Germans, plunder and destroy what remains of the German people's homes, gang-rape German women, and beat and kill German children and honorable SS men. In the meantime most African GIs act kindly and distribute candy and food to German women and children. It is a bitterly confusing and deplorable world when the alleged "monsters" are the kind ones, and the members of your own race--your own blood brethren--act like deplorable beasts with no conscience. And yet this was the reality of Germany after 1945: an unpredictable dichotomy; an alien world.

While this horror is unfolding, Roosevelt (and later Truman) and Churchill cheerily offer Stalin half of Europe. They are more than happy to accommodate nearly every demand drafted up by this "Man of Steel." The result of these Anglo accommodations nearly defies description: the greatest mass expulsion and deportation in history (upwards of 13 million); the mass murder of millions of Germans and their allies in Russian, French, Jewish, and Polish retribution camps and prisons dotted all throughout Europe and the USSR; the systematic mass rape and murder of German and collaborator women (an estimated two million); and the deliberate secret starvation of the Germanic race as spelled out by the Jewish advisor to Roosevelt and Truman, Henry Morgenthau.

The Toll

Between 20 and 25 million Germans and collaborators perished in the years *after* the war had officially ended. It is a crime that will never be forgotten, and it is a crime that will forever stain the hands and national consciences of the former USSR, the United States of America, Great Britain and her Commonwealth nations, and perhaps more pointedly the Anglo and Slavic races of the White supra-race.

A little German boy holds a lantern as he sits in a wagon en route to the Allied lines in the bitter winter snow. He's with his mother. She's bleeding profusely; she's dying. The German doctor who the little boy was lucky enough to hunt down is doing his best to perform a tamponade (a blockage) of her uterus. She was brutally, viciously raped. Did she survive? Goodrich doesn't say, but the prognosis and tone suggests she didn't make it. She was a German. She supported Hitler. She was a Nazi. She deserved it.

She deserved it.

So said the Allies in the years following the war: Germany merely got what she deserved. The "morally superior" White nations of the globe had smashed ultimate evil: the Nazis; the German race.

Never has a greater lie been told. Never has so much hatred and vengeance been poured forth onto one people and one nation that had chosen not to abide by the laws of international bankers and financiers who wish only to enslave, plunder, steal and when necessary, kill. And most of the White races of the world were more than willing and eager to take up the flag of international Jewish money power and to smash the one White race that opposed it with such honor, valor and sheer might--so much so that it took all the best brain- and material-power of the entire White supra-race and all the monetary power of its Jewish financiers and overlords to break its back. And yet... and yet... it still was not broken. Goodrich ends the book with a tone of hope.

Beyond Hell

When all had been destroyed, when all seemed to have been lost forever in Year Zero, the Germans proved once again that such was just not the case. Brick by brick and hour by hour they rebuilt upon the ruins of God's Empire a new Germany. No Holocaust by fire, no gynocide, no viricide, no famine, and no other inhuman atrocities could obliterate or subdue the Germanic element of the White race of humankind.

Even though Germany today is still an occupied nation with a hurting people, she still possesses that flicker of life and spirituality that the other White races and nations lost long ago when they sold their souls to Judaism and the Jewish "god" of hatred and revenge, Jahve. "Unbowed, unbent, unbroken." Such are the words of an album released by a European band named Hammerfall. And such are the words that describe the German people, the German folk, and the German race. The only ones who bear the burden of bloodstain and guilt are the Allies. No crimes in recorded human history surpass those inflicted against Germany and Europe by the United States, Great Britain and the former United Soviet Socialist Republics--all with Jewish spiritual, media and financial backing and support.

The death of National Socialist Germany was the death of Western man and everything he once stood for.

I must thank Thomas Goodrich. Hellstorm has changed my life.

(Book-review by J. A. Sexton)
90 of 99 people found the following review helpful
The Tragic Aftermath of Post-WW II Germany 22 Jun 2010
By J. Schafer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is brutally shocking in its eye-witness accounts of what happened to German citizens and soldiers as their nation fell to the Allies in World War Two. Many of these stories have never been told - particularly the role that the Western Powers played in the complete destruction of German civilian cities and the utter subjugation of the country's non-combatants. To those who think it was only the Russians who savaged Germany's women and children in the race to conquer Nazi Europe, think again. This is an eye-opening and unforgettable read -- a tragedy of epic proportions. Americans and Brits like to think that Roosevelt, Churchill, Truman and Eisenhower were good, decent men -- and for the most part, they probably were. But this book reveals a darker, more sinister side to the plans they mapped out -- not just for the destruction of the Nazi empire, but for ordinary German people. Tom Goodrich's book will make you wonder just who the good guys were in World War Two. As with so many things, the answer is gray and complicated.
108 of 121 people found the following review helpful
industrial scale murder 27 Oct 2012
By Bryan Odriscoll - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was very difficult to read, not because it is poorly written, it isn't, but because of the subject matter. I frequently had to put it down because of the sheer horror of what was done to the helpless German people. I have been aware for years that vast crimes were committed by the 'liberators' of Europe during and after the war. The demonic creatures who instigated the war also planned and executed the destruction of all that was best about European civilization and its people in a welter of blood, murder, rape, torture and starvation. However, I had only absorbed snippets of what was done over time. Goodrich brings it all together in a litany of woe that is hard to take, especially when one realizes that most of the perpetrators were never called to task for their sickening crimes, several living out their lives in comfort in Israel. Indeed, most of them thrived and many were and are lionized to this day. It says much about propaganda that blood-soaked monsters like Churchill, Rooseveldt, Eisenhower, Benes et al are still today regarded as heroic leaders. One wonders at the mentality of people like the American pilots who machine-gunned thousands of the shocked survivors of Dresden, the great majority of whom were women and children and injured, as well as the rescue crews. No doubt they stand proudly at veterens get-togethers for the part they played in 'making the world safe for democracy'. It is notable also that the system still insists that a mere 35,000 died at Dresden when they know full well that the true number must be at least ten times greater. History is an agreed-upon set of lies by the victors where the alleged crimes of the defeated are exagerated out of all proportion and the vast and very real crimes of the victors are minimised or ignored. Never has this been more true than of the period of European history between 1914 and 1950. Goodrich is to be commended for doing so much to expose the monstrous crimes committed against the German people and the vile slanders laid against them ever since. Knowing this I can never help but sneer at the people who stand proudly at the Cenotaph in London each November 11th with their berets and medals and who to this day claim to have made the world a better place. No doubt, 'Hellstorm' will not be readily available in bookstores and libraries, unlike revolting works of fiction such as 'the man who broke into Auschwitz' and other fantasies. We can also be certain that Spielberg will not be making a blockbuster on the subject any time soon. Nevertheless, for those who want to know the truth and to get some understanding as to why our civilization is dying it shines as a terrible beacon in the world of lies in which we now live.
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To Churchill's Shame 11 Feb 2013
By C. Hoffmann - Published on Amazon.com
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A 1939 memo from the British Department of Intelligence to the press:

"We cannot reform the Bolsheviks but we can do our best to save them--and ourselves--from the consequences of their acts. The disclosures of the past quarter of a century will render mere denials unconvincing. The only alternative to denial is to distract public attention from the whole subject. Experience has shown that the best distraction is atrocity propaganda directed against the enemy.
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Your cooperation is therefore earnestly sought to distract public attention from the doings of the Red Army by your wholehearted support of various charges against the Germans ...which have been and will be put into the circulation by the Ministry". Disguised as a shameless call for propaganda, this memo is brilliant propaganda it it's own right. It persuades the unsuspecting reader that it is the Bolshevik (not English) crimes that necessitate a propaganda campaign against the enemy.

Unlike the history books I grew up with in America, this book does not provide a review of "various charges against the Germans". It does not "distract public attention from the whole subject", and it does not bother to repeat the "atrocity propaganda directed at the enemy".

Instead, this book provides a profoundly disturbing close-up portrait of the Allied humiliation, rape, enslavement, torture, murder of millions of German citizens during and after the war. In a truly revolting retelling of history, it shatters the Good Guy vs. Bad Guy, American Hero vs. Depraved German narrative I grew up with.

I almost returned the book before reading it because one of the previous reviews included enough gruesome quotes to make me ill. But it felt cowardly and wrong to avoid reading about what other people had physically experienced. I read it anyway but I couldn't make it past the Prologue on my first attempt. Horrified that the English and Americans could team with someone like Stalin, I was unprepared to learn that it wasn't just circumstance that tied us together, but mutual evil. What Churchill ordered in Dresden is unforgivable. What the Americans did as follow up is less gruesome, but somehow more sinister. What would possess an American soldier to fly though fields gunning down women and children trying to escape the terror?

Yet this fate was far more humane than what came later. The German non-combatants who were murdered at American hands would have prayed for the quick finish that came in Dresden. Nothing I've ever read compares to what they went through, and I'll be forever scarred by the truth as I wish every American would be.

Americans read in dismay that Russians still admire Stalin. We should be deeply ashamed that Americans revere our own two war criminals, Churchill and Roosevelt, and that the mass murderer Dwight Eisenhower became a President.
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