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when Germany invaded Poland and eventually Eastern Europe, Jews in those regions largely doomed, although many in the local populations were willing accomplices, eagerly moving into empty Jewish homes, hunting Jews, etc. If the Allies had committed themselves to mitigating the Jewish Holocaust, and there is no evidence that they did to any significant degree, it is questionable how successful they would have been. Yet, that is also a judgment in hindsight. Regarding bombing Auschwitz and other potential attempts to mitigate the Jewish Holocaust, such as buying those Romanian refugees, there is no evidence that they were taken seriously. With the Romanian Jew purchase, the American and British bureaucrats were genuinely that the Nazis would actually sell them and put tens of thousands of refugees in their hands. In the end, the Allies simply what was happening to Jews, as they also did not care if millions of Soviet soldiers were dying in Nazi POW camps as part of a conscious Nazi strategy. In light of the firebombings of Dresden and Tokyo in early 1945, the atomic bombing Hiroshima, then having a "" bombing that, as the Japanese were trying to surrender, gives the lie to the notion that the war planners had much concern for civilian lives. In the insanity and horror of the times, the Jewish fate was simply part of the landscape. As Hilberg observed, the Allies were only really concerned with the success or failure of the combatants, and victims such as Jews, Poles, and Soviet POWs were barely considered among the Allied press and governments.
Women Soldiers: The Historical Record - War and Gender
For those who came to the New World in those early days, they had other benefits that did not accrue directly to Europe. The Spanish soldiers got the dream of a lifetime as they raped every native woman that they could. If it was not rape, they had harems of as many as 80 women for one man. They enjoyed the benefits of native slaves and concubines while they lasted. The sexual relations between the Spanish soldiers and natives were virtually never romantic love and were not relations of equality. The Spanish soldiers exercised the conquerors prerogative. They set themselves up as lords on the native backs. The English "settlers" stole the land from the natives, which . They killed off countless , , and fur-bearing animals while they lasted. They deforested many millions of acres in the name of "progress." Stealing native land and enslaving and raping the natives were the "benefits" to the settlers. In addition, more than ten million Africans "migrated" to the New World in chains, while an equivalent number or perhaps even more did not survive the process.