Today, March 8, Women’s Day is celebrated, a date on which the far left has appropriated in order to convince women who are oppressed by men.
Mass rape used by the USSR as a tactic to instill terror
There is a horrifying episode in history that the extreme left tends to overlook: the mass rape of women and girls (some of very young age) by Stalin’s army during World War II. A monstrous crime that far from being disapproved by the Soviet leaders, was openly instigated by the Soviet propagandist Ilyá Ehrenburg in a message to the soldiers of the Red Army: “Apply force and break the racial pride of those German women. Take them as your legal dispossession. Kill!” “The troops of the Red Army used mass rape as a terror tactic as they advanced into Germany”, the Encyclopedia Britannica says. It must be said that the victims of this rape machinery set up by that communist dictatorship were not limited to German women and girls. Let’s look at what that clear incitement to rape translated into.
Germany: two million women and girls raped
In Germany, during the Soviet offensive and subsequent occupation, Red Army soldiers raped two million women and girls. The worst part was taken by those who lived in the German capital and its surroundings: 100,000 of them were raped during the occupation of Berlin. In many cases the victims were raped repeatedly, and it is estimated that 10% of the raped women and girls were also killed. According to Berlin. According to British historian Antony Beevor, “Stalin knew exactly what was going on and found it amusing that all German women, from girls to old women, were raped.”
Still today stands in Berlin, in Treptower Park, a monument to Soviet soldiers that shows one of them with a girl in his arms. In Berlin the monument is often referred to as “Grab des unbekannten Vergewaltigers”, the Tomb of the unknown rapist.
Hungary: hundreds of thousands of raped women and girls used as sex slaves
In Hungary, Red Army soldiers raped up to 200,000 girls and women, although historian Horvath Attila (“Silenced Shame”, 2013) estimates that they could be 800,000, that is, around 20% of Hungarian women and girls at that time (according to Professor Vojin Majstorović, Hungary was occupied by some 900,000 Soviet soldiers). The American historian Norman Naimark has pointed out that in the midst of this wave of violence, Hungarian girls were even kidnapped and taken to the Red Army barracks to be used as sex slaves, being repeatedly raped there and in some cases, also killed. In January 2020, the Budapest Metropolitan Assembly announced that a monument to the victims of those Soviet violations will be built, an issue that was taboo during the communist dictatorship established by the Soviet occupiers in that country.
Poland: more than 100,000 women and girls raped between 4 and 80 years old
In Poland, as I noted here, more than 100,000 Polish girls and women from 4 to 80 years old were raped by soldiers of the Red Army, many of them also being brutally murdered, as happened in the town of Gołąb, in which Soviet soldiers raped an 8-year-old girl in a group, leaving her legs almost torn off, a hideous scene told by a Polish resistance soldier who met the results of the criminal orgy of the bolsheviks. That wave of violence, which did not stop with the end of World War II, caused a pandemic of sexually transmitted diseases, which affected 10% of the Polish population. In this case, the excuse of wanting revenge against the population of Germany or its allied countries had no basis: Poland had been invaded by Germans and Soviets in 1939, and Polish soldiers fought against the Germans on various fronts throughout the whole war, being one of the countries that contributed more troops to the war.
Austria: tens of thousands of rapes and infections of venereal diseases
According to British historian Geoffrey Roberts, between 70,000 and 100,000 women were raped in Vienna. In “Austria in the First Cold War, 1945-55: The Leverage of the Weak”, the historian Günter Bischof has pointed out that in the eastern part of the State of Styria there were between 5,000 and 10,000 violations, in the district of Melk 1,300, in Mühlviertel more than 700, in Graz 5,000, in Scheibbs 150, and in some locations in Lower Austria 25% of the women were raped. However, Bischof points out that both these and the Vienna figures offered by Roberts are downward estimates, “since numerous cases of rape were not reported.” These violations spread venereal diseases, especially syphilis, to thousands of Austrian women and girls.
Romania: a massive wave of looting and rape
The arrival of the Soviets in Romania resulted in a massive wave of looting and rapes, according to a witness of the events, the writer Mihail Sebastian. Professor Vojin Majstorović has indicated that Romanian authorities received 17,760 complaints of women from that country raped by Soviet soldiers, although he estimates that the actual number of rapes would be around 355,000.
Soviet violations in other countries and in concentration camps
Antony Beevor has pointed out that Red Army soldiers also raped Soviet and Polish women from the German concentration camps occupied by the USSR. Norman Naimark noted that violations in the territories occupied by the Red Army continued until the winter of 1947-1948. Also, in 2008 Andrew Roberts pointed out that Red Army soldiers perpetrated numerous violations in Bulgaria, in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. According to historian Vladimir Dedijer (“Josip Broz Tito: Prilozi za Biografiju”, 1953), who was a communist partisan, the Soviets raped more than 1,200 women in Yugoslavia, killing 111 of them.
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