Croissants, rolls or bread with cheese and sausage, jam or Nutella for breakfast, bread as a side for lunch or in the form of dumplings, and bread with sausage or cheese for dinner will become the norm for you.Top that off with meat, potatoes and creamy sauces for lunch as well, cake or Danishes in the afternoon, and a (few) glasses of beer. Uhm, sorry, the only things close to vegetables in a German diet are a side salad or Sauerkraut.Many had abortions or were treated for the syphilis they caught.
For Russia, the episode besmirches the fine name of the Red Army that had fought so hard and suffered so much in its four-year campaign against the Wehrmacht.
The courage and resilience of the ordinary Russian in what they called the Great Patriotic War is incontestable, and for every five German soldiers killed in action in the whole of World War II, four died on the Eastern Front.
So good luck learning German and another dialect that’s supposed to be German.
German girls are very progressive and independent, get their own apartment, car, and whatever else they need.
Three million German troops crossed the Soviet border in June 1941 in an attempt to extirpate the Russian state, and the Nazi commitment to Total War produced atrocities so terrible that they were bound to be avenged once the Red Army reached German soil.
As so often in war, it was to be defenceless women, girls and even elderly ladies who were to pay in pain and outrage for the crimes of their male compatriots.
We may only be able to drive at 18 and in some cases at 17, but all Germans have to go through rigorous training in manual cars to receive their driver’s license.
30-40 hours of driving alongside a teacher and 12 classroom lessons where we learn about tire pressure, displacement and what not.
And if you’re not letting us know that you’re five minutes late – you’re going to have a really hard time in this country!
We have to live up to our reputation of being precise and punctual because these words stand next to “German” in the dictionary!
A German girl walks past Soviet troops in a scene from A Woman In Berlin Marta was one of two million German women who were raped by soldiers of the Red Army - in her case, as in so many others, several times over.