2. Slaughter and Surrender
Throughout history, soldiers have often gone on a rampage causing great harm to innocents on their wake. The end of the Second World War was not marked any differently. With an estimated 200,000 Germans dead and about 150,000 Russian troops dead too during the fall of Berlin, the surviving Soviet soldiers launched a bloodbath across the capital.
The ongoing negotiations for Germany’s surrender did not deter the troops from looting, drinking and taking it out on the innocent city dwellers of the time. Sources estimate that the soldiers raped about 100,000 women, and shot many of them afterward. To escape this fate, 215 women committed suicide in one region alone.