BillHermann wrote:I find this quite amusing, and I hope no offense is taken but the passion and drama behind the argument of the yes camp that "Germany didn't have any annihilatory intention pre-1939" is troubling because it somehow suggests that the NAZIs were only forced to do it because of war and that they were less at fault for this then the circumstances.
I will use a simple example that maybe can be understood. The record and date of when I joined AHF is clear. There is no record that I was thinking of joining AHF for the last 2 years. The same can be said for buying a car, joining a club, going on a holiday. Because there is no paper trail does not mean that there is no intention. We do not know half of what was being discussed behind closed doors and as I said before records do get destroyed. Something as big as the Holocaust would have had build up over time. All evidence pionts to the fact that it aw not a single year or event that made the Germans change their mind.
I stepped away because there was no need to run around circles with the camp that was defending this, however I thought I would jump back in.
What I find amusing is the idea advanced by the usual suspects of the Highly Professional German Staff doing ABSOLUTELY no invasion studies until weeks before the invasions....
Either gross neglect of duty, or the 'Faulty Towers' staff in charge....
"Wot!! Invade Poland! Next Month? Whodda guessed it. chaps..."
Seriously, after 1938 Adolph Hitler shows advanced symtons of Parkinsons disease:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/406713.stm
& made disasterous choices in an attempt to 'reshape; the world" before he shut down.
Unfortunatley, there was no mechanism to usher him off the throne.
It has been proved that Adolf Hitler suffered from idiopathic Parkinson's disease. No indication for postencephalitic parkinsonism was found in the clinical symptoms or the case history. Professor Max de Crinis established his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in Hitler early in 1945 and informed the SS leadership, who decided to initiate treatment with a specially prepared 'antiparkinsonian mixture' to be administered by a physician. However, Hitler never received the mixture, this implies that the SS intended to remove the severely diseased 'Leader'. Two different character traits can be analysed in Hitler's personality: on the one hand the typical premorbid personality of parkinsonian patients with uncorrectable mental rigidity, extreme inflexibility and insupportable pedantry. On the other an antisocial personality disorder with lack of ethical and social values, a deeply rooted tendency to betray others and to deceive himself and uncontrollable emotional reactions. This special combination in Hitler's personality resulted in the uncritical conviction of his mission and an enormous driving for recognition. The neuropsychiatric analysis of Hitler's personality could lead to a better explanation of the pathological traits of one of the most conspicuous historical personalities.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10053222
As his disease progressed, the official state of violence increased in Germany.