reply to post by MaxSteiner
It's ironic that you choose the post immediately after I made a point, unbidden, of saying this isn't about the Jews and I didn't mentioned them
specifically because they only hold the attention by sheer number killed.
Yet...you focus that reply largely on Jews as the basis of the Holocaust. Yes, the Nazis had a special core of black hate for the Jews.....and
Christians, and Gays, and Gypsies, and Russians, and Polish who didn't look right, and Germans who weren't Nazi enough and and and...... The list
goes on to include a very wide variety of innocent men, women and children who were exterminated with the cold precision of making widgets on an
assembly line ...in places like Auschwitz. Places like this 2 legged animal, in the story, was a Guard and helped make happen.
The fact you choose to focus this on the Jews, to make it a Jewish argument on the basis of why it shouldn't be seen as evil as it was, DOES tell me
a great deal about your mindset and approach to the topic, if not a lack of comprehensive historical knowledge of what actually happened in World War
Also, I'll fully agree that the way World War I ended had everything to do with how World War II started. On that point, you're right. The defeat of
Germany wasn't enough. They had to utterly and totally humiliate and obliterate Germany as any power worthy of note, following the fighting. That
left the German people in such a state of despair and outright anger, as history does record, they actually supported the early stages of the rise of
an evil, sick monster as came to lead them ...and the evil he brought right behind him.
There are events and there are times in the history of man that stand apart from ALL others. They hold a special place. Either for very good reasons,
or more commonly, for VERY VERY bad ones. World War II was a BAD war for all concerned and BY all concerned. However, the rise and fall of the 3rd
Reich transcends the war and the conduct of anyone who was party to it. It will, by itself, stand apart of one of the very worst examples of Human
History known to date ...and does, in every way. The attempt to compare it to anything of that time is just terribly misplaced, in my view as a person
and student of history.