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Phil V
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No Holocaust

Post by Phil V » 27 Aug 2002 14:03

When the word Nazi or Third Reich is used in a historical or research sense the topics that normally primarily arise revolve around the holocaust.

If the Nazi regime did not engage in the wholesale deportation / extermination and harrasment of the Jewish people what would the modern opinion of the Nazi regime / Third Reich be?

Would it be viewed completely differently or pretty much the same?

(Note : This is NOT a discussion on whether the Holocaust occured or to what extent it occured).

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Post by Zachary » 27 Aug 2002 23:21

Well from the view of a child who has lived through millions of disscussions that said "all Nazis were crazed madmen who brainwashed their children to kill Jews", I think that the view in textbooks and what they teach teachers would be a lot lighter. Rather like the view we take on say, the British in the Revolutioinary War, or perhaps Mexico in the Mexican War.
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Post by Caldric » 27 Aug 2002 23:24

More like Japan.

On another point I wonder where some of these people went to school.... 8O

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Post by Zachary » 28 Aug 2002 00:15

Caldric-
Maybe I was exaggerating a little bit. :D :wink: :D :wink: :D

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Post by Leibstandarte » 30 Aug 2002 07:51

Interesting question ....however it is really a complete improbability. The raison detre of National Socialism was from its infancy and remained throughout its time in government until its gotterdammerung a philosophy devoted to violent anti-semitism. :|

"What if's" are great and personally I really enjoy the cut and thrust of the debates about what if the Wehrmacht had not turned south in 1941 etc etc .... all very entertaining and highly probable historical maybe's because it might have happened ..... let me now return to your proposition of a National Socialism without anti-Semitism ..... it would be easier to imagine a National Socialist Germany without Adolf Hitler at its head. 8O

Leibstandarte :idea:

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Post by de-gouden-ridder » 30 Aug 2002 11:43

yes, I agree, interessting question, however, difficult to answer.

The holocoust will always remain the very black page in the "Nazibook".

I think, if the black page wouldn't be in the book, the book would have been cleaner. People would easier and faster forgive what Germany had done to their parents and grandparents and peolpe wold think: nice tried, but you hadn't got the chanse to win.

They wouldn't really have a lot of things to be angry on. The Germans were civiliciced. They tried to follow Genève and the only bad things would have happened in Russia (but that is far away you could say).

so: easier and faster forgive

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