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WWII, Germans The Side Never Looked At

Updated on December 17, 2016
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I am retired from my job which has been retail sales for the most part of my work. I have collected guitars since I was 15 years old.

Why Kill?

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?

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War Hurts People

Buildings and city's were destroyed by the war.
Buildings and city's were destroyed by the war. | Source

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.

1. Perpetrators

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

Hitlers Youth Group, They learned early how to treat Jews.
Hitlers Youth Group, They learned early how to treat Jews. | Source
Little Boy With WWII Airplane
Little Boy With WWII Airplane | Source
Polish soldiers going to fight for their small country.
Polish soldiers going to fight for their small country. | Source

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



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Books on WWII

Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End
Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End

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.


© 2015 stella vadakin


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  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Norlawerence, Thanks for reading my hub. I find this period of time very interesting. Stella

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Wesman Todd Shaw, I agree with you that they had to condition the German people way in advance before Hitler ever took over as leader. It still is very amazing that this could still take place. Thanks for taking time to comment I really appreciate it.

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    Wesman Todd Shaw 

    2 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

    There have been a few new history books published in the past year that have 'proved' the German populace couldn't have NOT known what was going on.

    Now you do have to understand it took many years of work to condition them to be accepting of all of that. The idea was from way back when Hitler was a nobody that everything that followed was German self defense. Communist takeover of Germany was a LEGIT concern.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    moonlake thanks for the comments and reading this article. It was a very sad time in history and you are correct according to the research most Germans knew what was going on.

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    2 years ago from America

    I saw a documentary I think on the History Channel. There was massive graves dug. Thousands of dead. The English made the German civilians and leaders of the town put the dead in the graves. It was awful to watch. They said the German people knew exactly what was going on and some helped with some of the killings.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Nell, thanks for the comment. It is true today Jews and American Indians, seem never to complain about the past. It is very interesting, if we really think about this. I hope it never happens again.

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    Robert Sacchi 

    2 years ago

    Interesting article. Keep in mind the same can be said for many others in continental Europe who collaborated with the Germans.

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    Nell Rose 

    2 years ago from England

    Hi, what gets me is that Jewish people are the only people in the world that never ever cause wars or fights! I cannot understand the reason why people throughout history have always attacked them, it better never happen again, interesting stuff, nell

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Charito1962, I agree with you the Germans suffered under Hitler, but the author of this book wrote it to show that many German did know what went on. Thanks for reading and your comment. Blessings

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    Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

    3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

    Yes, I guess the ordinary Germans didn't really know what they were up to, Ms. Stella. Hitler was just so manipulative. He knew how to seduce and brainwash them.

    I once watched a documentary that showed that many German civilians, at the start, were not really in favor of Nazism. After the war - when Germany surrendered unconditionally - some Germans were heard to be declaring, "we were lied to" and "we are finished".

    I believe many Germans paid the price after World War II. Let's not condemn them any further.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Happy Moment,Thank you for taking time to read my hub, and your comment. Hitler was the cause of this war.

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    3 years ago from The Eastern Bypass

    It is the regime that was in Germany ,led by the ruthless dictator,Adolf Hitler that was responsible for the killing of many jews

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Dahoglund, thank you for your comments. This was a terrible time in History. I just can not believe how cruel Hitler could be. Most of the Jewish people are very hard workers. The ones we knew certainly were.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Grand old lady, thank you for your comments. I agree with you the only way we learn is from History. I hope all the children learn from this atrocity that took place. Hitler just got in at the right time.

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    Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

    3 years ago from Philippines

    I'm very glad you brought this point up. Usually despots who plan to stay in power for a long time and even expand it, will make sure the children are taught the government line. These are the easiest brains to train, they don't need convincing and their memory is long. How lucky we are that Hitler was defeated. And yet today, there are still incidents of genocide. It's really sad but this information is necessary so that we can have a full picture of history. We must look forward through the prism of history so that we don't make the same mistakes again.

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    Don A. Hoglund 

    3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    I find it interesting that Jews are associated with money but it is a role they had to take because Christians couldn't be bankers, yet someone had to deal with money. I worked for a time when I was young for a dress salesman. People would ask me if my boss was Jewish. I didn't really know, or really care. I later found out that most people in that industry are probably Jewish. I heard more Jewish jokes from my Jewish boss than from anyone else though.

    MY wife went to the high school in Minneapolis which had the highest Jewish population and had a number of Jewish friends. Some people from heer school became successful in show business.

    Anyhow, evey ethnic group has a few characteristics of their own but they are still part of the American landscape.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Mel, thank you for reading and your comments, your opinion is welcomed. You are so right it could happen again, look at the country now.

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    Mel Carriere 

    3 years ago from San Diego California

    The Germans adored Hitler and can't pretend they didn't know what he stood for. People are so preoccupied with making a living they turn themselves into willing sheep. Something of this magnitude could happen here too. Great hub!

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    CorneliaMladenova , I find your comment very sad that people would feel they are better than others. The war has been over for decades and it should not matter where you are from, we all deserve respect. Thank you for your comment.

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    Korneliya Yonkova 

    3 years ago from Cork, Ireland

    To my great regret Germans have still not changed despite all the horror they caused to the world. I myself had to work with some of them and they treated me not only as subhuman but as a human garbage, only for the reason that I am Bulgarian. :(

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Larry, thanks for reading and your comments. Stella

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Larry, thanks for reading and your comments. Stella

  • Larry Rankin profile image

    Larry Rankin 

    3 years ago from Oklahoma

    Seems a culture of hate fostered Hitler's rise to power.

    Interesting read.

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    Kiss andTales 

    3 years ago

    You are welcome , I must stress as you have

    Stated killing people the way Hitler has is very demonic , and the reality is satan is still roaming the earth with the same anger,

    Who will he use this time , it can be worser then Hitler.

    But all things by God can be undo what satan has done past and present.

  • ladyguitarpicker profile imageAUTHOR

    stella vadakin 

    3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Kiss and Tales, Thank you for your visit and your comments. I must agree with you we are all in a spiritual war. There were Jews, Jehovah's witnesses, Catholic's, and gay's all suffering in concentration camps. All these people had to suffer for their belief.

    Everyone I talk to who is trying to follow Jesus,seems to feel alienated and discriminate against. I think as the world continues the christens will continue to feel discriminated against.

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    Kiss andTales 

    3 years ago

    I think you have said a lot with just that statement "why kill at all." This is animalistic , demonic, to kill people and in the manor of taking life by what ever cruel means exist.

    There is something they all have in common. A pattern through out human history ,

    Re 12:17 So the dragon became enraged at the woman and went off to wage war with the remaining ones of her offspring, who observe the commandments of God and have the work of bearing witness concerning Jesus.

    Re 12:12 On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”

    All these terrible things that have happen because of satan having great anger .

    And so what does he does attack a people who were God"s, name people .The Israelite , known as Jews today, who were God's first chosen, then the others attacked people are Jw, they also are the ones who worship the same God under the Name JEHOVAH were persecuted and tortured , and starved to renounce their faith.

    As written here is a small start of that info.

    Persecution of Jehovah's Witnesses in Nazi Germany - Wikipedia ...

    Wikipedia › title=Persecution_of_Jehova...

    Mobile-friendly - Jehovah's Witnesses suffered religious persecution in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945 after refusing ... Adolf Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany on 30 January 1933, there is more but the truth is there to read.

    your hub enlightens truth of the subject

    but people should understand this is physical but really a spiritual war that all humans count in as well.


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