The Russians in Germany : a history of the Soviet zone of occupation, 1945-1949
In 1945, when the Red Army marched in, eastern Germany was not occupied but liberated.
This, until the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, is what passed for history in the German Democratic Republic.
Now, making use of newly opened archives in Russia and Germany, Norman Naimark reveals what happened during the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany.
Adopting a comparative approach to the Soviet military government in Germany, this book hypothesizes the missing link in the history of modern Europe.