A few questions

Discussion in 'The Holocaust' started by Elven6, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Nobody was talking about shooting civilians, methinks...

    It looked like something like this: Liberation of Norhausen video. What would anyone think when confronted with these fine sights, smells, sounds?
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Za Rodinu

    Lest we forget !

    Ron
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thank you very much Ron. And Nordhausen wasn't an extermination camp, it was a labour camp. That is, people died all the same but instead of being sent there to be killed they were sent to be worked to death. Some improvement!

    Now back to the original purpose, Mehar does put some interesting questions. Perhaps we might reread his original post and try to reply to them. And stick to the topic for a change :)

    I have a few questions that revolve largely around the aftermath of the liberation of concentration camps during the war, although a few sub-questions might be about the war itself.

    • From what I've been told on this forum, certain S.S. units were involved with the killing of Jews and other prisoners within these camps and the odd few Heer unit transferring in. When the camps were liberated and the horrors within revealed, some people wanted revenge. Again from what I'm told on this forum, the Allies had a saying that went something like "if they are Heer then take them prisoner, if they are S.S. take them out back and shoot them", did this change after the discovery? My uneducated assumption is it may have taken a while to know what we do today about the internal workings of the army, party, etc.
    • During the inevitable take over of German towns, cities, etc. How were Germans who lived far from the camps (since I know those who lived nearby were given "tours") treated? In turn, how did they treat German soldiers returning from the front? I read a bit of Blood Red Snow and the soldier who wrote it claims society was rather harsh to them for nearly a decade after the war as far as I read at least, the book didn't go into why the hate was present in society.
    • For the Veterans: When did you find out about the Holocaust? If it was during the war, how did it change your perspective of the enemy? If it was after, what did you think then?
    • How did the world react when the horrors were revealed to them? Did the treatment of Jews change? I do know the Reform Judaism (I think that's what it is called) movement became popular in North America after the war ended as a response to what happened in Germany.
    That's basically it, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Two good books to read would be Art Spiegelmann's Maus I and Maus II. These are cartoon books but believe me, nothing funny about them.

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  4. Elven6

    Elven6 Discharged

    Thank you very much Ron. And Nordhausen wasn't an extermination camp, it was a labour camp. That is, people died all the same but instead of being sent there to be killed they were sent to be worked to death. Some improvement!

    Now back to the original purpose, Mehar does put some interesting questions. Perhaps we might reread his original post and try to reply to them. And stick to the topic for a change :)



    Two good books to read would be Art Spiegelmann's Maus I and Maus II. These are cartoon books but believe me, nothing funny about them.

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    Ahh these books, I remember seeing them before. I admit to discrediting them in the past given the unique setting the author chose. Will definietly look into them a bit more.
     

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