Another peculiarity that the higher army officials notice is this: The GIs rape German women not only more frequently, but often more violently than they did earlier with the women of their allies in England and France. According to the highest military prosecutor, German victims
* are more often injured,
* beaten to the unconsciousness with fists or weapons,
* more often abused in presence of their husbands and relatives, and
* more often penetrated orally or anally.
You can find more information about the violence of American troops against civilians in Europe here.
- Mirjam Gebhardt, “Als die Soldaten kamen“, chapter 3, “Wer schützt uns vor den Amerikanern?” (“Who protects us against the Americans?”)