Implicit memory, or Once again on German civilians in Königsberg during the fortress siege in February — April 1945
Within a polemic with B. Willems's article, the author analyses the size of civilian population of Königsberg remaining in the city during the siege of 1945. The article considers approaches of Soviet and German command to evaluating the role of civilians in defending the fortress during the siege.
1. Вик М. Закат Кёнигсберга: Свидетельство немецкого ...
Between accomplice and victim: Civilians during the siege of Kö- nigsberg in 1945
... April 1945. It will discuss the scope of coercion and the living condition in the city, as well as the reasons why civilians decided to stay in Königsberg. Their large presence makes them impossible to overlook if one is to construct a view of the siege of Königsberg.
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2. Государственный архив Калининградской ...
Once again on the size of population in Königsberg during the siege of 1945
Festung Königsberg in 1945: The garrison and its population. A reply to G. V. Kretinin’s remarks
... Zeugnis vom Untergang einer Stadt. Augsburg, 1998.
21. Wieck M. A childhood under Hitler and Stalin, Memoirs of a “certified” Jew. Madison, 2003.
Willems B. (translated from the English by I. O. Dementyev)
East Prussia, civilians, memory distortion, siege of Königsberg