In the book, Hellstorm–The Death of Nazi Germany, 1944-1947, Tom Goodrich sheds light on the darkest and best kept secret in world history- the cold and calculated attempt to destroy Germany and Germans–down to every last man, woman and child- some of the bloodiest crimes of World War II. Hellstorm is the first and only comprehensive look at the crimes committed by the victors against the vanquished at the end of the war and during the immediate post-war years. The following is from the book description:
It was the most deadly and destructive war in human history. Millions were killed, billions in property was destroyed, ancient cultures were reduced to rubble–World War II was truly man’s greatest cataclysm. Thousands of books, movies and documentary films have been devoted to the war. There has never been such a terrible retelling of the story, however, as one will find in Hellstorm. In a chilling “you-are-there” style, the author places the reader at the scene, in the moment. Throughout this book readers will see what Allied airman saw as they rained down death on German cities; or the reader will experience what those below experienced as they sat trembling in their bomb shelters awaiting that very same death from above. The reader will view up close the horrors of the Eastern Front during the last months of fighting and through the mud, blood and madness of combat they may come to understand how the same German soldiers, who only moments before had destroyed an enemy tank, could now risk their own lives to rescue the trapped Soviet crew inside. Readers will witness for themselves the fate of German women as the rampaging Red Army raped and murdered its way across Europe–all females, from “eight to eighty” feared the dreaded words, “Frau Komm.” The worst nautical disasters in history which claimed thousands of lives, the greatest mass migration known to man in which millions perished, the fate of those wretched victims in post-war death camps and torture chambers, these and many other dark secrets of World War II now come to light in Hellstorm.
There is no attempt to present ‘the other side’ of the story. Anyone who wants a counter approach need only watch any program on TV concerning WW2, visit the history section in any public or college library, read any book, magazine or newspaper to discover the winner’s perspective on the war.
Difficult though it is to watch, it is important for us to know the truths presented here.
Understanding what has happened to us is the first step. Preventing it from happening again is the second step.
Here is an 18 minute trailer I found on youtube... have not been able to find the full documentary again...