Originally posted by filosophia
reply to post by Biliverdin
I never said it was okay to round up and shoot people, I said it was more effective. So why go through the ridiculous gas chamber story of transporting/hair shave when a gun shot is more effective, or starvation even more effective than that.
Some of those pictures show victims with hair, and clothes, so were only select prisoners given a haircut and stripped naked?
The other thing is, the soviets were murdering people at the time. Some of the photos say jewish victim in USSR, well 1)how do I know from a blurred photo this is definitely a jew? 2) how do I know from a picture of dead bodies who did it?
Since the katyn massacre is a soviet crime blamed on nazis, they have a history of blaming massacres on nazis. That is a fact, and so it is proper to question all these death photos because a picture of dead corpses do not show who or what killed them.
You are again blaming the Soviets when there is an ocean of evidence blaming the Nazis. The killing of Jews by shooting was tried in 1941, when the Einsatzgruppen were unleashed on the Western parts of the Soviet Union. It was regarded as being inefficient and bad for the troops doing the shooting (this is the point where Himmler witnessed a mass execution, had brain matter splattered onto him and fainted). Starvation was also regarded as inefficient. The gas chambers were however chillingly efficient.