An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II By James Bacque. Other Losses caused. 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. Other Losses has 67 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque.
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InBacque visited the hames KGB archives where he discovered more evidence to support his claim. Few others will do so. Department of Justice, DD Then they were issued with American uniforms and military equipment.
Villa states that “James Bacque’s Other Losses illustrates what happens when the context surrounding historical persons and important events is lost. Cowdrey stated that Bacque’s methodology for determining just the “Other Losses” figures was also “slipshod”, with Bacque filling gaps in the records where no “other losses” were recorded by “comput[ing] the number of deaths by applying the death rate given in Army statistics for another period to the known number of prisoners at hand.
Bischoff and Ambrose stated that Other Losses states that of Eisenhower, “he felt ashamed that he bore a German name”, citing Stephen Ambrose and Colonel Ernest Fisher, when what Ambrose said to Fischer was “It is rumored that Ike once said, ‘I’m ashamed my name is Eisenhower,’ but I’ve never seen it, never used it, and don’t believe it.
These findings have since been further solidified by detailed case studies on individual American 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. Views Read Edit View history. Other Lossesa world-wide best-seller published in 13 … believe you.
They are being held in a manner contrary to all humanitarian principles and flagrantly contrary to the Hague and Geneva Conventions.
While Other Losses claims that the United States dismissed the Swiss Government from its role as a protecting power,  Villa states that Bacque ignores that it was the Soviets that had vetoed permitting the continued existence of the German government in Mayleaving the Swiss no longer wanting to remain the protecting power otner they no longer had a German government to jjames to report, and that the United Nations—including Canada—had concluded the same.
How could the bodies disappear without one soldier’s coming forward in nearly fifty years to relieve his conscience? Books by James Bacque. Historians Gunter Bischof and Brian Loring Villa stated that othwr research report from the panel “soundly refuted the charges of Other Lossesespecially Bacque’s fanciful handling of statistics. Army’s theater provost marshal, which Other Losses states is actually a “body count” of dead prisoners. Maybe some things never need to be known???
Read this amazing book! Jueri rated it it was amazing Aug 05, And he’s unaware of any such activity in any camps. Otber rated it really liked it Apr 22, Private Franz says that the Americans “were really shitty”. That the chaos of the war’s end would also produce potentially mismatches and errors in record keeping should surprise no one either.
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Sigurvaldi rated it really liked it Dec 29, Mar 30, Greta marked it as not-to-read. Villa also states that Bacque’s assertion that the British rejected designations to not comply with the GC requirements are entirely unfounded and ignore that the British themselves requested that they be permitted to use such llsses, with that request being granted by the CCS and used in surrenders to British troops.
The first edition of this controversial book caused an international scandal by claiming that almost one million German prisoners of war had died of starvation in American and French death camps after World War Lossses. While harsh treatment of prisoners occurred, no evidence exists that it was part of an organized systematic effort. Yet despite the widespread construction work carried out after the war, not a otherr one of these legions of dead was found.
The total death rates for United States-held prisoners is also far lower than those held by most countries throughout the war.
This important work has remained in print through many editions. Army was providing to the civilian population. Refresh and try again. Many of these occurred in the initial Rheinwiesenlager transit camps. Julian rated it really liked it Dec 25, I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss it with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2.
Michael rated it really liked it May 31, The New Orleans panel’s book introduction concluded “[t]hat Bacque is wrong on nearly every major and nearly othsr his minor charges seem to jjames to be overwhelmingly obvious. So too with German civilians—about 13 million altogether crossing the Elbe to escape the Russians, and the number of slave laborers and displaced persons liberated was almost 8 million instead of the 5 million expected.
He said, “Our responsibility for the proper use of relief supplies placed in our care is incompatible with a restriction to the fulfilment of orders which render us powerless to furnish relief which we ourselves judge necessary. Food in occupied Germany. Other Losses explains that Eisenhower’s staff must have been implicated, charging “[t]he squalor of the camps came from the moral squalor polluting the higher levels of the army.
Bacque also interviewed Martin Brech, a U. Not even Field Marshal Montgomery. And that is also supported by Private Heinz who remembers decades later how they were fed “almost nothing”. His history titles include Crimes and Merciesan immediate bestseller upon release, and Other Losses. 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 the 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.
It has long been known that German prisoners of war suffered terribly at the end of World War II, that they died by the thousands after hostilities ceased in the European theater, and that many were required to work as forced laborers for the victors. 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.
Trivia About Other Losses: By James Bacque James Bacque is a novelist, book editor, essayist and historian whose work has helped raise awareness in human rights issues associated with war crimes, particularly spurring debate on and research into the treatment of German POW s at the end of World War II.
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