WWII, Germans The Side Never Looked At
I have just finished reading the book," Hitlers Willing Executioners", by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen. I have never read a book about WWII that presented this side of the story. When I think of Jews being murdered I think of the Nazi's. This book lets me know it is not only Nazi's. It was the ordinary Germans murdering the Jews. Why were Germans murdering the Jews? There are several reasons for this thinking.
The small children were taught that the Jews were evil, sub humans. The children books in 1930 were teaching this to children, and so the thinking started at this very tender age.
This was the horror of the 20th century. Antisemitism was there before Hitler came to power.Individual cruelty needs to be explained,the killings,the gruesome cries and wails of the Jews. Anti antisemitism was alive and well way before the Nazis came to power. The German people were already ready for the elimination of Jews.
Even, England way back in 1290 to 1659 had the purge of the Jews. Jews were isolated from Christians. Leading form of prejudice was the Christians holding Jews responsible for Jesus death. The German people all had in common the same feelings about Jews, and lent their active support. The Judges, with all their education and training in law, were transformed with no morals.
Slaughtering Human Beings
Do not refuse to believe that people could slaughter whole populations. Liberals defended Jews in the first half of the 19 century, by the end of the 19 century the liberals abandoned them.
Modern German antisemitism transformed the Jews from being an agent of the devil to the devil himself. Jews were poison. A member of Hitler youth, said,"after the night of destroying Jewish Businesses no German could ever plead ignorance to what happened to the Jews" Hitlers hatred was so open for all to see was attractive, even compelling for so many Germans. German medical doctors even experienced hatred of Jews. The Nazi and the German people all had in common the same feelings about the Jews. The majority of Germans did know what the government was doing to Jews and lent their active support. I was very amazed to learn there is major facts to prove this information. This book gives this new different side of the story, the one I had never considered before.
What Is The Truth?
Germans are responsible for the death of Jews?
War Hurts People
Too Much Hate For Jews
It started with the German children at a very early age. Children books portrayed Jews as evil, and infected subhumans. The ideas about Jews had been around for decades. The Germans had the same political goal kill the Jews.
The book gives the research found on the perpetrators. The book explains how the Holocaust happened.
2. German Antisemitism
3. Nature of German Society
4.German Children taught hate early age
The German people were not passive people or terrorized victims of their government. The book shows that the churches became a compliant helper of Nazi Jewish policy. When Hitler had a near death escape, the Pope sent him best regards. Before the Nazis came to power, the German people were ready for the elimination of Jews.
Ordinary Germans became genocidal killers. This sentence is the main point of the book. They did so even though they did not have to. Biographical data proves this was indeed the case.
The Germans were too far gone. In their bizarre world they worried about cows being crushed in cattle cars. The Germans always ensure that animals were treated decently, but care less about people being crushed.
The Little Boy
One of the stories that I will remember is the one about the little Jewish boy. The Germans made a miniature SS uniform for a little Jewish boy. They gave the little boy a white pony to ride, and let him shoot and kill his own mother,
Hitlers Youth Group
Ordinary German People
The point of the book, is to let the readers know that ordinary Germans became genocidal killers. They did so even though they did not have to. They were free not to do the killing if they did not want to slaughter Jews. There were no punishment or consequences of any kind if they chose not to kill Jews. My Conclusion is this may very well be the truth and the other side of the story. I was not there so I can not really judge.
Stella Vadakin written 2016
Books on WWII
This book gives a clear picture of Hitlers life, from his birth and all the way to his death. The book gives more facts about Hitler and I found it to be more informative than others.
This page is intended as a starting point for student research.It contains a short biography and links for this 20th century dictator.
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