I am not 100% sure on this. As a history major, I took several classes where we covered the Holocaust. I believe most did think they were doing the right but some things go beyond believing in a leader.
Originally Posted by Husky15
Ilsa Koch was a wife of a Nazi commander. She used to ride in the camps half-naked and have anyone who looked severely whipped. She also kept a tattoo collection - not her own. What she kept was the skin of those who were murdered by taking photos of their tattoos while they lived and once dead (gassed, worked to death, etc.), she collected the real thing - the actual tattooed skin.
This, among many other horrifying events, make me wonder if they were "just doing what they thought were right." The Holocaust went far beyond the murder of thousands.
To put it simply (and please know I am NOT trying to 'simplyify' or lessen what happened), when a shelter has too many animals, sometimes they must be put down. They are gassed in mass numbered but NOT tortured first. It's horrible but some believe it must be done. The Nazis did not humanely 'put down' a race of people because they thought it had to be done.
The Nazis tortured their victims to extreme degrees. They exploited them sexually, physically, and mentally. They starved them and worked them to death. Some were used for medical experiments.
These, among other things, help me to think the Nazis went way beyond just 'doing what they thought was right.'
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