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  On this date in 1945, Berlin finally fell to the Russians. There was little that the defenders of the city could do to keep from being overwhelmed by the hordes of attackers.

BBC - History - World Wars: The Battle for Berlin in World War Two

  Large numbers of Russian soldiers committed acts of violence against German civilians, particularly women. As many saw it, they were simply repaying the Germans for similar acts committed by German soldiers when the Germans were going from west to east.

  The difference was that our ertswhile allies, the Russians, were on the winning side in the war. German soldiers (And others on the losing side) who were guilty of similar crimes were prosecuted as war criminals after the war, but those on the Allied side were not pursued.

'They raped every German female from eight to 80' | Books | The Guardian

  In 1945, the Russians built a war memorial to their dead soldiers in Berlin, where it still stands today. Some German women refer to it as the: "Tomb of the Unknown Rapist."

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