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Author: Birgit Beck

Title: Sexual Violence and Its Prosecution by Courts Martial of the Wehrmacht

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In: A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937-1945

Edited by: Roger Chickering, Stig Förster, and Bernd Greiner

Place: Cambridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Year: 2005

Pages: 317-331

Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute Washington D.C.

ISBN-10: 0521834325 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | European History: French History, German History, Russian History | Prosecution: Trials; Types: Wartime Rape / Second World War



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Author: Birgit Beck-Heppner, Fachstelle für Weiterbildung, Universität Zürich (University of Zurich)

Abstract: »Birgit Beck examines the problems of sexual violence and racism among German troops, noting that the proliferation of unreported cases makes conclusions difficult to document. She argues nonetheless that civilian women became primary targets of sexual violence during this total war, particularly on the eastern front, where incidents were ate once racially motivated, far more numerous, and more leniently prosecuted than in France.« (Source: Roger Chickering and Stig Förster. »Are We There Yet? World War II and the Theory of Total War.« A World at Total War: Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction, 1937-1945. Edited by Roger Chickering et al. Cambridge 2005: 16)

Contents:

  Rape and Total War (p. 318)
  Rape as a Crime under Military Law (p. 320)
  Rape and Military Prosecution in France (p. 323)
  Rape and Military Prosecution on the Eastern Front (p. 326)
  Sexual Violence and Racism (p. 327)

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Wikipedia: Wartime sexual violence: German war crimes, War crimes of the Wehrmacht, World War II