Technically, I suppose, the Allies arrived in Europe on 3 September 1943 (Salerno invasion) and also (more familiar) on 6 June 1944 (Normandy invasion). (My uncle Choc took part in the Italian campaign.) But the Allies did not invade Germany until 22 March 1945. Der Spiegel has a staff-written report: Georg Stefan Troller sits in […]

via Germans reflect on the Allies’ arrival in Europe in 1945. — Later On

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  1. the Germans were insignificantly “altered” by the appearance of the Western Allies. It was the Red Army occupation which left a deep traumatic scar on German cultue and behaviour. The Jewish “problem” ran parallel ( but sublime ) with this trauma, during the whole period. Until one recognises this detailed complexity involved, complete understanding is not possible.

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