posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 09:39 AM
I like this thread. It seems to have a wide range of attitudes and opinions. This format is a mixed blessing in that it prevents loud and potentially
physical altercations taking place; there is also a miscommunication in the tone intended while he written by one person vs. the tone read by
I shall be as clear as possible:
Grandad flew for the US in both Europe & the Pacific. I grew up in america, was born red blooded and taught to hate the crimes against humanity
I have since learned that crimes were rampant in every nation against all skin colors, faiths and hairstyles. I say read more. Learn more. Stay
objective, as an observer. When doing so you can see hate words, tho potentially unintentional, in any authors retelling.
Remember, the victor writes history.
That photo at the top doesn't reflect the outburst of one 19 yr old kid. There are a pile of dead bodies at the feet of 4 men dressed in Nazi
My understanding of Dachau is that, being the first camp was also located in a town (forgive my memory, I'm not stopping to Google). US soldiers,
having fought their way by ground, losing colleagues in Normandy by the dozens, tromped thru Germany liberating the suppressed. Conquering German
soldiers. Winning. Bolstered and bullied by Generals. There had be unbelieveabble rumors of these mass killings, but I remember my grandmother telling
me they were too far fetched. And the truth wasn't revealed until we walked into Dachau.
Imagine. You are 23. Tired, cold, wet and hungry and have seen your only connections to HOME die to your left and right. Brains and blood have no
social hierachy when spilled on the ground. Then you walk into Dachau. Emaciated vacant skeletons walking aimlessly. Fear in your skin. Bile in your
I imagine allowing former prisoners to torture and kill their oppressors would seem to be justified to young men enraged and shocked by what they saw.
I imagine I'd be just fine with killing a few myself.