Miriam Gebhardt is an historian and journalist who teaches at the University of Konstanz.
'Miriam Gebhardt's study is not the first that explores the experiences of circa 860.000 German women, who were raped by Allied soldiers in the aftermath of the Second World. But it shifts the focus from the notorious mass rape of Soviet soldiers to the members of the American, British and French forces and estimates that at least 190.000 German women experienced sexual violence by them. With her excellent study she thus challenges the common picture of the honourable Western allied armies.' Karen Hagemann, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 'Miriam Gebhardt has uncovered swathes of new evidence relating to the rape of German women in the US Zone of Occupation. Her book adds a further dimension to our knowledge of life in Germany in the immediate aftermath of the war.' Giles MacDonogh, historian and author 'A harrowing and highly recommended work of scholarship.' Times Higher Education Supplement