An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II By James Bacque. Other Losses caused. James Bacque. Other Losses: An Investigation into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of the French and Americans after World War II. Other Losses has 67 ratings and 8 reviews. Other Losses: An Investigation Into the Mass Deaths of German Prisoners at the Hands of James Bacque.
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In jamws Time Magazine book review, Ambrose did, however, apart from his criticisms of the book, concede that “We as Otheg can’t duck the fact that terrible things happened. This revised edition of Other Losses presents all The first edition of this controversial book caused an international scandal by claiming that almost one million German prisoners of war had died of starvation in American and French death camps after World War II. Access Onix Code Website: Examining the situation as of May 8,when his murderous policy is said to have gone into full gear, no responsible historian could ignore the many limitations on Eisenhower’s authority that made it impossible for him to carry out an uames policy in Germany.
The book further states that Eisenhower’s staff was complicit in the scheme.
Other Losses by James Bacque
To that the careful writer adds about how a million or so other Germans were taken from the X place and loeses to Y. Other Losses claimed that “The victims undoubtedly number over , almost certainly overand quite likely over a million.
The book quotes Dr Konrad Adenauer later Chancellor of Germany stating that “The German prisoners have been penned up for weeks without any protection from the weather, without drinking water, without medical care.
It’s all a Jewish conspiracy, right, and the Holocaust never existed. This is the key point baqcue Bacque’s book. Command to another U. Postwar Soviet POW evidence was discredited when the KGB opened its archives in the s and an additionalGerman soldiers and 93, civilians previously recorded as missing were found to be listed as dying in the Soviet camps. Eisenhower’s calculations as to how many people he would be required to feed in occupied Germany in were too low and he had been asking for more food shipments since February Furthermore, there is no separate column in which deaths were recorded.
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While harsh treatment of prisoners occurred, no evidence exists that it lossfs part of an organized systematic effort. Other Losses explains that Eisenhower’s staff must have been implicated, charging “[t]he squalor of the camps came from the moral squalor bacuqe the higher levels of the army. The title of Other Losses derives from a column of figures in weekly U.
It is not necessary to review here Bacque’s extravagant statistical claims which are the heart of his conspiracy theory.
Oother Ozturk rated it liked it Dec 09, The book refers to the Army Chief Historians report that was published in ; in the 20 pages dealing with the capture, transfer and discharge of prisoners, the report makes no mention of releasing prisoners without formal discharge. Other Losses explicates the — German food crisis to support the claims for a high mortality rate.
Army reports that Bacque states actually reflects a body count of German prisoners that died of slow starvation or diseases. Patton by Robert K. Eisenhower was not a Hitler, he did not run death camps, German prisoners did not die by the hundreds of thousands, there was indeed a severe world food shortage inthere was nothing sinister or secret about DEF designation or about the Other Losses column. Regarding oral histories, Bischoff concludes that “Bacque abuses the process through his highly selective presentation of oral histories and memoir literature.
That lasted for about a week – as far as I can recall from our conversation. Oct 11, Frank Butry rated it really liked it. Villa states that, by Bacque’s reasoning, George C. No treaty has ever been signed to end that war, which therefore continues with the occupation of Germany by US military bases. So much for Bacque’s careful use of sources.
Bischoff and Ambrose stated that Other Losses states that of Eisenhower, “he felt ashamed that he bore a German name”, citing Stephen Ambrose and Colonel Ernest Fisher, when what Ambrose said to Fischer was “It is rumored that Ike once said, ‘I’m ashamed my name is Eisenhower,’ but I’ve never seen it, never used it, and don’t believe it. What if the unchecked decline of western civilization continues to the point where believing Christians are thought without any proof to be a hazard to the public at large.
Other Losses charges that hundreds of thousands of German prisoners that had fled the Eastern front were designated as ” Disarmed Enemy Forces ” in order to avoid recognition under The Geneva Conventionfor the purpose of carrying out their deaths through disease or slow starvation. Kenton Lockwood rated it really liked it Sep 09, Free shipping within North America. The first edition of this controversial book caused an international scandal by claiming that almost one million German prisoners of war had died of starvation in American and French death camps after World War II.
Bischoff said that while “most scholarly reviewers of Bacque’s book have pointed out that Bacque fails to establish the proper historical context”, “worse, the historical records that Bacque did use are lossee misrepresented and often misleading or wrong. Other Losses is still available in German as Der geplante Tod: Overmans states that, comporting with the most basic matters of common sense, “if indeedsoldiers had died in the American camps Bacque’s number excluding those who supposedly died in French custody or after dischargewhat became of the bodies?
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This is supported by a US Army document lodged in the US National Archives which “plainly states” that the “Other Losses” category of prisoners was for deaths and escapes. These soldiers were instead handed over to the Soviet Union. This left one lsses a loss and the other with a gain.