I'm very open to alternative history but haven't heard much pushback against the Rape of Berlin narrative - not to get all reddit on you but where have you been reading about that?
Sometimes its not about whether you "read something from somewhere". If I were to cite particular authors or books or articles, how does it make a credible source to you?
I believe when searching for truth, its important to step back to see a bigger picture, to see who disseminates certain information and how what they claim benefits them. Then you can start seeing patterns. Of course, it wont be correct all the time, but more likely will be correct most of the time.
Also, most of the people look at events through layers and layers of various biases such as their belief system, upbringing, religion or lack of, family status, nationality, ethnicity and so on.
For instance, knowing most of Liberal dogmas of the day, its easy to look at the mainstream news and determine where they lie.
Example (a liberal dogma): all blacks are innocent, all whites have malicious intent.
You read in the news that a person (no reference to ethnicity) in Chicago stabbed someone in the bank and stole their money. Since the ethnicity is not mentioned by the media we can safely say he was black.
Same with pretty much any story about Russia.
A western narrative: everything about Russia has to be bad, always in negative light (doesnt matter if its a Russian Empire, USSR, Russian Federation).
Examples: Soviet soldiers raped millions of German women. Half the population in USSR was in Gulags. Stalin enjoyed kicking puppies in the stomach. And so on.
If say Soviet soldiers did what anglo-judeo propaganda was saying, wouldn't there be probably hundreds of thousands babies born from around 1944-1945?
Also, its like with holocaust. There's no mentioning of it in either Rosevelt's or Churchell's memoirs (not one word). Then in the 60s and moving forward we start hearing about it with increasing intensity. Why? Because a certain group started taking over the institutions and pushing narratives that benefit them.