The real Holocaust!
More than 9 million Germans died as a result of deliberate Allied
starvation and expulsion policies after World War II—one quarter of the
country was annexed, and about 15 million people expelled in the largest
act of ethnic cleansing the world has ever known. Over 2 million of
these alone, including countless children, died on the road or in
concentration camps in Poland and elsewhere. That these deaths occurred
at all is still being denied by Western governments.
At the same time, Herbert Hoover and Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie
King created the largest charity in history, a food-aid program that
saved an estimated 800 million lives during three years of global
struggle against post–World War II famine—a program they had to struggle
for years to make accessible to the German people, who had been
excluded from it as a matter of official Allied policy.
Never before had such revenge been known. Never before had such
compassion been shown.
The first English-speaking writer to gain access
to the newly opened KGB archives in Moscow and
to recently declassified information from the renowned Hoover
Institution in California, James Bacque tells the extraordinary story of
what happened to these people and why.
Revised and updated for this new edition, bestseller Crimes and Mercies was first published by Little, Brown in the U.K. in 1997.