When I was a child I had something called Perthes’ Disease which meant I was on crutches, so I was bullied at school and all that sort of stuff.
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The majority of soldiers and officers of the soviet army and the allied armies treated the local population humanely.
The great european dream was to diminish militant nationalism. We would all be happy europeans together.
The duty of a historian is simply to understand and then convey that understanding, no more than that.