The chaplain had sinned, and it was good.
The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery. It was miraculous.
It was almost no trick at all, he saw, to turn vice into virtue and slander into truth, impotence into abstinence, arrogance into humility, plunder into philanthropy, thievery into honor, blasphemy into wisdom, brutality into patriotism, and sadism into justice.
Overall, the invasion reports of pastors in Archdiocese of Munich-Freising show an oppressive picture of an actual, comprehensive mass rape in Upper Bavaria, committed primarily by US soldiers, occasionally also by the French. Among others, it happened in
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One British observer recalled the first six OSS operatives in London in early 1943, “arriving like jeune filles en fleur straight from finishing school, all fresh and innocent, to start work in our frowsty old intelligence brothel.”
David W. Hogan, Jr., “US Army Special Operations in World War II”
Pastor Matthias Kern from the parish St. Wolfgang in Dorfen writes:
“It had bad and exciting consequences that during the first two weeks cars with black and white soldiers came from Dorfen. Their pretext was to search for [German] soldiers. They forced their way into the houses and pounced on women and girls. Possibly, the rape may have succeeded in 5 to 10 cases.”
You can find more information about the violence of American troops against civilians in Europe here.
If you look at the official homepage of the NATO, you can see that it is available in several languages.
German is not among them. That’s interesting because Ukrainian is. But Ukraine is not a NATO member yet!
What’s even funnier is that this page is available in Russian. Russia is the official enemy of the NATO. Germany is its member. So why is an official page of the NATO available in the language of its enemy, but not that of its member?