Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by One of the historians who supports Bacque’s work is Colonel Ernest F. Fisher. Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower’s. 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.

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No agencies were allowed to visit the camps or provide any assistance to the prisoners, [13] including delegates from ICRC International Committee of the Red Crosswhich was a violation of the Geneva Convention.

This is a story that needs to be told, read, and known.

How could the Americans almost one-third of whom are by ethnic background German conspire for so long to cover up such a vast crime? One method was to accuse the Russians of taking far more prisoners than they reported. Furthermore, there is no separate column in which deaths were recorded. The introduction to the book publishing many of the New Orleans panel papers also noted that Bacque ignored the greatest source of for the “other losses” column, an August Report of the Military Governor that states “An additional group ofbcaque lists as ‘other losses’consisting largely of members othed the Otjer [People’s Militia] released without a formal charge.

Open Preview See a Problem? People today may find it difficult to believe that Gen. Trivia About Other Losses: Other Losses states that, three years later, in the ICRC formally requested documents confirming the total number of prisoners in the U.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. And they happened at the end of a war we fought for decency and freedom, and they are not excusable.

Julian rated otheg really liked it Dec 25, Regarding the impossibility of a conspiracy on the scale purported by Bacque, Villa states that “[i]n truth, had Losses committed the crimes Bacque alleges, someone surely would have gossiped, ratted, leaked, or even just hinted.

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 independent policy in Germany.


Brech discussed his experiences in detail, in which he witnessed the poor conditions in the camp, a large number of deaths, and the systematic starving vacque the prisoners. The book contains a lot of compelling information that will turn the history we thought we knew on its head.

Lauben as the source for the claim that the “other losses” weekly report column covered up deaths. By James Bacque James Bacque is a novelist, book editor, essayist and historian whose work has helped raise awareness in human rights issues associated with war crimes, particularly spurring debate on and research into the treatment of German POW s at the end of World War II.

Ilyas Ozturk rated it liked it Dec 09, Customers who bought this item also bought. The point is driven home a thousand ways, most effectively in the knowledgeable analysis of Eisenhower’s management style, which allowed subordinates to carry out policy with little paper to back them up.

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My neighbour surrendered in France and was interned at St Nazaire. 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.

Other Losses explains that Eisenhower’s staff must have been implicated, charging “[t]he squalor of the camps came from the moral squalor polluting the higher levels of the army. Former Bundeswehr officer, Colonel Max Klaar accepted the apology and presented a proposal for an official peace treaty, between Germany and the Allies. Germans have been doing it for 45 years. However, that same year Bacque flew to Moscow to examine the newly-opened KGB archives, where he found meticulously and exhaustively documented new proof that almost one million German POWs had indeed died in those Western camps.

Baquewho gave SHAEF as much or more attention to detail than did Eisenhower, would be similarly guilty, perhaps more so under his reasoning, though “Bacque” who cares little for exploring the context, does not even raise the question. Kenton Lockwood rated it really liked it Sep 09, He spoke of his book Other Losseswhich is about German prisoners of war taken by ….

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John rated it liked it Jun 18, Although in his vast indictment, Bacque has included virtually Eisenhower’s entire staff, all the doctors and personnel running the camps, the press who failed to uncover the monstrous crime and a whole generation of knowing but silent Germans, he has included not a single Briton. Canada V5T 1A6 Phone: Certainly, if there had been a holocaust, it could never have been covered up. Bischoff concludes that just the application of common sense alone refutes many of the most “fantastical charges” of Bacque, such as asking the question “How could a single man order one million men killed without being caught in the heinous act?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Gleb Kosieck rated it it was amazing Jan 22, I read this book when it first came out, which meant there was time to discuss it with an elderly German neighbour who had been a Sergeant, or whatever the German equivalent is, in WW2.

Yet despite the widespread construction work carried out after the war, not a single one of these legions of dead was found.

Other Losses states that Eisenhower sought to sidestep the requirements of the Geneva Convention through the designation of these prisoners as Disarmed Enemy Forces DEFspecifically stating that “in March, as Germany was being cracked Time magazine — June 21, These findings have since been further solidified by detailed case studies on individual American POW camps in Germany hastily built at the end of the warlike Christof Strauss’s exhaustive Heidelberg dissertation on the POW and internment in the Heilbronn camp.

Sigurvaldi rated it really liked it Dec 29, His history titles include Crimes and Merciesan immediate bestseller upon release, and Other Losses. I’m glad I read it so that I could know what really happened, what was covered up and why, but the story is strung out and depressing.