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You're missing the point of why those two deserved the deathpenalty they got.J. Duncan wrote:That Ley might have been executed is probably correct...would he have DESERVED it? That's debatable. Ley was corrupt with money, he broke the unions and knocked a few Social Democrats and Communists about. What would have gotten Ley hanged was his anti-semitic speeches ("Jude muss sterben!")...Ley was in the same class as Julius Streicher...crass, vicious, inflammatory...fanning the flames of hate...but did he deserve death? I do not think so. I do not hold that Streicher deserved it either.
Even ignoring the very good argument, that the deathpenalties served to make sure, that NSDAP was dead and buried, there is a world of difference between your regular, run of the mill antisemite who lets everybody on the internet know how he feels, and a man like Streicher or Ley, whose antisemitism led to the death of millions.
People like Ley and Streicher, and the way they poisoned the minds of millions, led directly to the holocaust and a host of other warcrimes. Their antisemitism wasn't a crime. But that their antisemitism led to millions of dead was.
They weren't just harmless jewhating-nutters who let everybody know how they felt. They worked tirelessly at indoctrinating millions of Germans into perpetrating unexcusable crimes.
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I remeber read somewhere, Hitlet never was happy with the name of this ship.
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Another photo with Duke of Windsor.Roderick wrote:for Duke of Windsor, Dr. Ley was a "wonderful soul".