reply to post by victor7
Even fighting man with POW has rights to be offered. Nazism was pure evil that descended as the curse on the human race in 20th century.
I've been studying this subject more lately, just finished a book on the holocaust.
Just reading the diaries of the many holocausts victims living throughout Europe - all Jews, many of whom were just 12-16, as in Anne Frank - it's
hard to imagine what it was like living in that era.
People forget how rational the world was in the Weimar Republic of Germany. It's actually terrifying, to see how German society transitioned from the
Weimar Republic to the Nazi era: it just shows how arbitrary the views of so many people are.
The only people who revolted against Hitler were people who knew what was right - in principle - and what was wrong - in principle. They had no
confusions, they allowed no 'rationalizations' to interfere with the simple fact that Jews - poor Jews, insulated Jews who are in essence the same
as you or I - had nothing whatsoever to do with the supposed Bolshevist Jews and Capitalist Jews the Nazis kept clamoring to their public about.
But everyone was led, rationalizations took the place of knowing right from wrong, and by the end, Germany and a large segment of Europe was suffering
from a COLLECTIVE INSANITY about Jews. From France to the Ukraine, everyone was inundated with anti-semitic propaganda; the Nazis would drop leaflets
warning the Eastern inhabitants of Europe - Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Poland and Belarus - with leaflets explaining that the Jewish led bolshevik
Soviet Army is brutally massacring populations - we must kill these Jewish criminals in our midst"... And this Fear mongering actually worked to rile
up the masses against their local Jews.
The holocaust was an astonishing testament against Christian Europe and Humanist morality. Just reading the repulsive lies of Hitler, and Goebbels and
Himmler, each of whom struggled to convey the seriousness of the Jewish threat, emphasizing that Germany was at war because of 'international Jewry'
and that the extermination of Jewry was a response to Jewry's war on Germany and Europe - it's just amazing, how mythological the world Nazi
propagandists created for the German masses, with regard to the Jews.
It's a statement, if anything, of how we are never truly safe from a recurrence of mass genocide, particularly against the Jews.