For reference I like to look at the antithesis of Nazi culture.
I would first look at some of the writings of those who survived the Holocaust.
It is important to see two extreme world views emerge from extreme suffering.
First, a person can look the writings and thoughts of Dr. Hennery Morgentaler...a recent receipetent of Canada’s Governed general award, a holocaust
survivor and the leading abortionist in Canadian history.
Second, in contrast, one can read the writings of Elizabeth Kublar Ross...MD...a holocaust survivor...who suffered a very depilating stroke late in
life....and yet she still contributed to the welfare of the human state of being.
(I reference Kublai Ross’s stroke lightly...yet it turned out to be proof of the very essence of the value of an individual even if they no longer
These two ideas in life, born of great suffering, reflect much of the human struggle we face this day.
In the spring of 1942, the triplets completed their public schooling. Unwilling to become a secretary, Kübler-Ross took jobs as a maid and laboratory
assistant. At the end of World War II, she volunteered to work in several areas of war-torn Europe. In Poland, necessity compelled her to practice
rudimentary medicine and she was deeply moved by the concentration camp at Maidanek where more than 300,000 people had died
Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D
Frankl was born in Vienna into a Jewish family of civil servants (Beamtenfamilie). His interest in psychology surfaced early. For the final exam
(Matura) in Gymnasium, he wrote a paper on the psychology of philosophical thinking. After graduating from Gymnasium in 1923, he studied medicine at
the University of Vienna and later specialized in neurology and psychiatry, concentrating on the topics of depression and suicide. He had personal
contact with Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler.
On September 25, 1942 he, along with his wife and his parents were deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Though assigned to ordinary
labor details until the last few weeks of the war, Frankl (assisted by Dr. Leo Baeck and Regina Jonas among others) tried to cure fellow prisoners
from despondency and prevent suicide. He worked in the psychiatric care ward, headed the neurological clinic in block B IV, established and maintained
a camp service of psychic hygiene and mental care for sick and those who were weary of life. Frankl at Theresienstadt also gave lectures on topics
like Sleep and Its Disturbances, Body and Soul, Medical Care of Soul, Psychology of Mountaineering, Rax and Schneeberg, How I keep my nerves healthy,
Existential Problems in Psychotherapy, Social Psychotherapy. On 29/07/43 he organized a closed event of the Scientific Society entitled
Life-Exhaustion & Life-Courage in Terezin. The title of his lecture on 25/01/44 was "Of special persons: Experiences of a Neurologist", and his last
lecture known about in Terezin on 14/06/44 he had called "Protection of Mental Health". Additionally he described The "mental health service" of
Terezin in a "Yearly Report", the first one from October 1942-October 1943.  He writes in section Sick People's Care Service
“ Preventive and hospital care. Based on the advice of a Theresienstadt veteran psychiatrist and neurologist, a center for "psychic hygiene" or
"mental health" was established under the auspices of the Social Care Dept. It was hoped that it would began functioning as early as spring 1942,
but it only became reality in the beginning of November as the "Sick People's Care Service" ”
Since it was forbidden to actively intervene in a suicide attempt, such activity had to be both preventative and clandestine. Then, on October 19,
1944, he was transported to Auschwitz, and some days later  to Türkheim, a concentration camp not far from Dachau where he arrived the 25th of
October 1944. Meanwhile, his wife had been transferred to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where she died; his father and mother had been sent to
Auschwitz from Theresienstadt and died there as well.
On April 27, 1945, Frankl was liberated by the Americans. Among his immediate relatives, the only survivor was his sister, who had escaped by
emigrating to Australia.
It was due to his and others' suffering in these camps that he came to his hallmark conclusion that even in the most absurd, painful and dehumanized
situation, life has potential meaning and that therefore even suffering is meaningful. This conclusion served as a strong basis for Frankl's
logotherapy. Another important conclusion of Frankl was:
“ If a prisoner felt that he could no longer endure the realities of camp life, he found a way out in his mental life - an invaluable opportunity to
dwell in the spiritual domain, the one that the SS were unable to destroy. Spiritual life strengthened the prisoner, helped him adapt, and thereby
improved his chances of survival. ”
Man's Search for Meaning, p. 123
In 1940, the Nazis invaded the Netherlands and banned Ten Boom's club. In 1942, she and her family had become very active in the Dutch underground,
hiding refugees. They rescued many Jews from certain death at the hands of the Nazi SS. They helped Jews because of their veneration for God's Chosen
People (though the Ten Boom family was known for their gracious character towards all--especially the handicapped), and even provided kosher food and
honored the Sabbath. Corrie's family were strong Christians. She and her family resided at Barteljorisstraat 19, Haarlem, Holland.
 Harboring refugees
In May 1942, a well-dressed woman came to the Ten Boom door with a suitcase in hand. Nervously, she told Ten Boom that she was a Jew and that her
husband had been arrested several months before, and her son had gone into hiding. Occupation authorities had recently visited her, and she was too
fearful to return home. After hearing about how they had helped the Weils, she asked if she might stay with them, and Corrie ten Boom's father
readily agreed. A devoted reader of the Old Testament, Casper ten Boom believed Jews were indeed "the chosen," and told the woman, "In this
household, God's people are always welcome." quoteen.wikipedia.org...
It may be very important to the many subculture groups to raise a voice in light of the beliefs of those who contend an materialistic outlook....
Jews, Slavs, Soviet POWs, Ethnic Poles, South and East Slavs, Roma, Disabled and mentally ill, Gay men, Freemasons and Jehovah's Witnesses, Political
activists and the like need to be aware of recent history with the view of taking heed.
The above is written in terms of an analogy in reference to:
Mankind evolves as both wave and particle.
[edit on 9-8-2008 by whiteraven]