… and here is the reason why.
The very moment you could legitimately compare someone with Hitler, nobody does it anymore.
Stalin was not like Hitler, he was Stalin.
The same is true for Pol Pot, Idi Amin, you name them.
Where they all very Hitlerish?
But, if you make it to the mass famine, burning fields, reeducation camps level you get your very own special place in hell.
You made in into the pantheon of evil so to speak. [/quote]
How much blame would you put on Hitler? You have to admit the German people had to have been behind some of his ideas just a little bit. Then there are the soldiers or anyone who committed evil acts initiated by Hitler, you have to admit they had to have been behind those ideas even more than the general public.[/quote]
Yes and no.
The trick for the whole concentration camps stuff was to break responsibility into very small parts and pick the inevitable percentage of psychopaths for the real killing.
On the other hand whole units of the Wehrmacht essentially volunteered for mass shootings, though there were no repercussions if you refused.
It is all very confusing.
I dont know who knew what and what the majority supported.[/quote]
Do you honestly feel that you can be objective about any of this, given your family’s involvement with the Nazis, and the repercussions that followed? [/quote]
The one involved with them did not really suffer that much, the other one died, probably killed by guerillas.