Just finished an excellent book, "Walking Since Daybreak" by Modris Eksteins who was a child when the Russians and the Germans took turns invading the Baltic States. They were both murderers, killing the supporters of the other regime and the Germans also killed Jews. Many Latvians supported the Germans and were concentration camp guards and otherwise assisted in the killing of Jewsl He goes back and forth between the aftermath of WWI up to the end of WWII and how the citizens were affected. However, his main point was the fact that both sides were murderers in WWII, citing the bombing of German cities with the death of millions of citizens, not to mention the forcible transfer of millions of Germans from Eastern Europe to the West resulting of rape and murder. Was it necessary to bomb Germany into submission? I don't know what to think.. Sounds like overkill.