I've read in various places that as the Allies returned to occupy Germany at the end of the war, the Russians were feared the most by the German civilians. Is this true? and if so, why were they more brutal than the other armies? Also heard similar from the mother of my sister's German penfriend Maybe their country had sufferred more? Is there anything to read on this subject? I saw an old film about the occupation of Hanover, the British were first in there, and the locals were relieved.