Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by One of the historians who supports Bacque’s work is Colonel Ernest F. Fisher. Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II.
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Bischoff stated that, even in Bacque’s later released American edition, “Bacque refuses to address the overwhelming evidence that there had been a great shortage of food in central Europe, beyond admitting that there was a food crisis in Germany in ” and “but again he turns baqcue evidence on its head when he charges that ‘Allied food policy [no longer does he heap the blame on the Americas alone, as in his Canadian edition] deliberately hampered the Germans in attempting to feed themselves.
All Europe went on rations for the next three years, including Britainuntil the food crisis was over.
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But he also revealed something else that should be investigated further. And that is also supported by Private Heinz who remembers decades later how they were fed “almost nothing”.
Alex Frame rated it liked it Apr 16, These soldiers were instead handed over to the Soviet Union. Bacque states that he has received letters and phone calls from about 2, Germans who survived the camps, expressing gratitude that the truth about their experience has finally been published.
Bacque states that the press was also prevented from visiting the camps, and therefore was unable to report on the state of the camps and the condition of the prisoners. These findings have since been further solidified by detailed case studies on individual Pther POW camps in Germany hastily built at the end of the warlike Christof Strauss’s exhaustive Heidelberg dissertation on the POW and internment in the Heilbronn camp.
No agencies were allowed to visit the camps or provide any assistance to the prisoners,  including delegates from ICRC International Committee of the Red Crosswhich was a violation of the Geneva Convention.
Bscque a letter, General Everett Hughes stated that there were “more stocks than we can ever use; stretch as far as eye can see. Jul 26, Johns rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please try again later. Eric rated it really liked it Apr 22, I liked the last few paragraphs–culminating in: Regarding oral histories, Bischoff concludes that “Bacque abuses the process through his highly selective presentation of oral histories and memoir literature.
The historian Niall Ferguson claims a significantly lower death rate of 0. Food in occupied Germany. Other Losses states that, three years later, in the ICRC formally requested documents confirming the total number of prisoners in the U.
Canada V5T 1A6 Phone: If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? No treaty has ever been signed to end that war, which therefore continues with the occupation of Germany by US military bases.
Peace for Germany otheg a brief video which describes recent efforts at reconciliation between Germans and Americans.
Was Used to Create Israel. My neighbour surrendered in France and was interned at St Nazaire. In short, Eisenhower faced shortages even before he learned that there were at least 17 million more people to feed in Germany than he had expected not to mention all of the other countries in war-ravaged Europe, the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan. Bacque has simply distorted the context beyond all recognition. bacqque
Prima Publishing; Reprint edition December 31, Language: Brech discussed his experiences in detail, in which he witnessed the poor conditions in the camp, a large number of deaths, and the systematic starving of the prisoners. The book claims that there was a “method of genocide” in the banning of Red Cross inspectors, the returning of food aid, the policy regarding shelter building, and soldier ration policy.
Julian rated it really liked it Dec otber, Many of these occurred in the initial Rheinwiesenlager transit othee. This is the key point of Bacque’s book.
Eisenhower’s calculations as to how many people he would be required to feed in occupied Germany in were too low and he had been asking for more food shipments since February Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. How Britain Initiated both World Wars. Army employed a number of methods to reduce the number of prisoners officially on hand. The book refers to the Army Chief Historians report that was published in ; in the 20 pages dealing with the capture, transfer and discharge of prisoners, the report makes no mention of releasing prisoners without formal discharge.
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Other Losses by James Bacque
One method was to accuse the Russians of taking far more prisoners than they reported. While harsh treatment of prisoners occurred, no evidence exists that it was part of an organized systematic loxses. His introduction concludes that ” Other Losses is seriously—nay, spectacularly—flawed in its most fundamental aspects.