This book deals exhaustively with a subject that many consider heretical: the legal issue of Germany's demands for a post-WWII peace treaty and constitution as well as reparations and compensation for the German people. A distinctive feature of the author's argument is that he writes from an all-German point of view. The Austrian people are seen as an obvious and integral part of the German Nation and are treated as such. He is a strong critic of Germany's official standard response that the injustices perpetrated on the German people after the Second World War "by foreign powers are rooted in injustices committed by the National Socialist regime," and that consequently the Germans "must abstain from making their own demands for compensation against these states." This non-conforming author exposes the hypocrisy of such self-protective assertions. He concentrates on giving the reader unadulterated depictions of the premeditated mass atrocities committed by the Allies after WWII in connection with the expulsion and deportation of Germans from Eastern Europe, as well as the mass rape of German women and girls, and the Allied campaigns of systematic plunder throughout Germany. He does not omit the well-documented tortures and murders of millions of German civilians and prisoners of war in both East and West, and he devotes an entire chapter to the question of foreign workers in the Third Reich. This is compared with the historical facts about the question of German forced labourers. Nordbruch is the first author to document the actual extent of exploitation of German labour by the victorious powers, Bolshevistic as well as "democratic." After an exhaustive investigation of these issues, the author presents Germany's ethical and political grounds for claiming restitution. He provides a thorough explanation of the legal arguments supporting such compensation under international law. "Bleeding Germany Dry" is an accurate and hard-hitting revision of historical events that for over half a century have had a decisive influence on the policies of Berlin and Vienna. Nordbruch directs his attention to the millions of German war victims who to this very day remain uncompensated for their sufferings during imprisonment, torture and slave labour. According to the author, all Allied nations continue to wage war against Germany, albeit a war no longer waged with bombs and machine guns. Instead, it is a war of an intellectual corrosive subversion, and also conducted against German science. The heart of Europe is still suffering from the consequences of this radical policy of total destruction, which is unprecedented in human history. This wide-ranging and richly illustrated book is more than a dispassionate study cataloguing death, material losses and suffering in chronological order. With his inimitable style of writing, Nordbruch ruthlessly breaks taboos here. Ignoring the political and intellectual taboos created by the disciples of political correctness, he puts forward unconventional demands that must be addressed by a future sovereign German policy.Biografía del autor:
Dr. Claus Nordbruch is of German-Austrian Origin. He formerly served as an officer in the German Army. From 1987 to 1991 he studied German, History, Criminology and Biology at the University of Pretoria where he graduated with a BA (Hons) and a MA degree. Until 1991 he also worked as junior lecturer at the University of Pretoria. In 1995 he obtained his PhD degree at the University of South Africa. Since then he has been working as a historian and freelance journalist. He regularly writes for the German quarterly "Deutschland in Geschichte und Gegenwart" and the monthly newsletter "Euro-Kurier". Nordbruch has received several military, cultural and scientific awards. He can be contacted at his website www.nordbruch.org
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