Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
I don't think it really matters if 2, 3, 4 or 6 million Jews died, it was a lot. What I don't understand though, is why they have special sympathy rights when 24 million Russians died, including 14 million civilians. If any nation deserves unique sympathy, it's the Russian people, not the Jews.
Indeed. My partner has a degree in WW1 and 2 history and there are so many facts that are not taught as mainstream history in schools. It's only when you look into it on a higher level that you find out much, much more.
Yes, millions of jews were murdered during WW2 but so were millions of Russians and Poles. Germany invaded Poland but so did Russia and nobody did a thing about it!! The Russians killed millions of Poles and the allies did NOTHING about this invasion. So, Churchill decided to side with the Russians against the Germans even though the Russians had invaded Poland at the same time!! Mr Chrurchill turned a blind eye to this and should have been tried for war crimes himself! He was responsible for the deaths of millions of Poles just as much as the Germans and the Russians.
I have learnt so much from Scott about the real history that is taught at a University level, and many documentaries about WW2 are now reporting this previously censored information. The Russians, and Stalin, were pretty much on a par with the Nazis. Stalin was an absolute lunatic who sent half of his own people to the Gulag. Hitler, sadly turned a blind eye to many of the things that were happening within his ranks.
Eg; he told many of his offiers to 'get rid of the jewish problem' and he didn't care how they did it. Some officers simply gave the jewish people that they were in charge of German citizenship....problem solved or shipped them off to another country. This happened many times and Hitler didn't care because it was a 'solution'. But then you have all the lunatic officers who decided it meant something else and we ended up with genocide. Hitler was directly responsible yes but he also have his officers too much freedom to do what they pleased.
And remember this...the UK has a lot to answer for. They proactively turned away Jews who needed a safe place to go during the war. Literally sending them back to Germany to die. Absolutley disgusting and Churchill was never made accountable for this. makes you wonder what the hell they were fighting for at all when the very people who were suffering and being murdered in their millions were still turned away by the allies. Shameful