A new film that just opened in Berlin sheds light on a lesser-known casualty of World War II: German women who were raped by the thousands by invading Soviet soldiers. A Woman in Berlin, based on the diary of journalist Marta Hillers—who originally published it anonymously—“is likely to shock the nation, stir resentment against the Russians and provoke a debate about morality in war,” Roger Boyes writes in the London Times. The revenge rapes are not spoken of by Germans, Boyes writes: The subject “upsets too many memories about their grandmothers.” The film opens later this year in the States.
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