The Forgotten History of Sexual Crimes in World War II

To raise awareness of sexual violence

Interview by Luka Pejić about sexual crimes in WWII, civilian’s coping methods, and the social consequences after the war. Wendy Jo Gertjejanssen is an American historian from Minnesota who received her PhD in 2004 with the dissertation “Victims, Heroes, Survivors: Sexual Violence on the Eastern Front during World War II.” In doing this research, she worked … Read more

Topographie des Terrors, Shame on You!

To raise awareness of sexual violence

It is 2017 and Germany still has not owned up to its widespread sexual violence during World War II, committed by German soldiers, members of both the Wehrmacht and the SS. The myth that only the Soviet soldiers in Berlin who committed mass rape continues to be in so many people’s thinking. I was apprehensive … Read more