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|Subject: Re: It's "Global"||Date: 9/8/2013 9:33 PM|
|Author: WuLong||Number: 44907 of 56215|
I was also wondering if there were non-Holocaust Nazis....
There is this, I suppose:
As a young man (Rudolf Höss, Kommandant of Auschwitz) thought he would become a priest, but he came of age in uniform instead, fighting in the Middle East in the first world war. The young veteran signed up early to the Nazi party after hearing Hitler speak, but dreamed more of soil than of blood: he wanted to farm, and the SS gave him the chance to manage a stable.
But his responsibilities evolved, steadily, darkly. Heinrich Himmler summoned him to help administer Dachau, the first concentration camp. Auschwitz came later and Rudolf oversaw the killing of many people, more out of duty than inclination, or so he told himself.
...Mr Harding does not change existing views of Rudolf, a man Primo Levi described as more stupid than Adolf Eichmann, a fellow Nazi architect of the Holocaust, but not a sadist.
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