As the Allies gained control over the Western and Eastern Fronts in andGerman soldiers were not the only casualties. Recent historical research has revealed German women and girls were also targets, subjected en masse to a wide range of sexual violence allegedly committed by AmericanCanadian, British, French and Soviet soldiers. By the spring ofNazi Germany was crumbling and the Soviets were racing toward Berlin.
By Jan Fleischhauer. Where the door is opened to violence, even good family men quickly shed their inhibitions. Nevertheless, armies differ in their methods, as was the case in World War II.
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Heidi Matthews does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. As the Allies gained control over the Western and Eastern Fronts in andGerman soldiers were not the only casualties. Recent historical research has revealed German women and girls were also targets, subjected en masse to a wide range of sexual violence allegedly committed by AmericanCanadianBritish, French and Soviet soldiers.
Homosexuals were persecuted, imprisoned, castrated and sent to concentrations camps during World War II. Germany deployed up totroops in Norway during the war and when the Third Reich collapsed there were stillGerman troops in Norway. How doggedly did this sizeable Nazi presence enforce the law against homosexuality?
In so doing, Snyder restores balance to the literature regarding the military administration of justice under Hitler and to the historiography of sexuality and the Third Reich. Although scholars have devoted considerable attention to military offenses, the literature is largely silent about crimes punishable under civilian law. Snyder notes that, contrary to conventional wisdom, soldiers on the eastern front often received severe punishments for sexual assaults on Soviet civilians.