Hold on just a tick. Listen, I’m Jewish, so I’m perfectly capable of understanding that what he did was just…..well, there are no words for it. But let’s not round it up to simply Jews that got killed. It was six million people that died in those camps, not just Jews. Did you know that homosexuals were sent there, too? Yeah, I’m sure you did. They had to wear special little symbols on their clothes. Do you know what it was? It was a pink triangle.
It was six million PEOPLE.
But you let that roll over in your mind for a while and you are going to forever see this man as a monster, but that’s not what he was. He was someone who thought he was truly doing something right for his nation, no matter how shitty he was doing it. Believe me when I say that I don’t like him. I really don’t. My grandfather’s brothers died in those camps, and my grandfather escaped to Spain, then to Mexico. He was lucky.
This is not a monster holding hands with a little girl.
This is Adolf Hitler, a man, holding hands with a little girl.
Yeah. It’s fucking scary. It really is. Do you know why?
It’s because you’re seeing that he wasn’t, in fact, a monster. You’re seeing in this picture that he was a man. He was a man, and that’s really the saddest part of it all.
As a History major who specializes in the history of early modern Europe, I’ve studied a lot of dictators in detail, not just Hitler. The number one mistake anyone could ever make in history is making the assumption that only inhuman monsters are capable of doing terrible things.
Stop dehumanizing Hitler just so you can reassure yourself that “normal” humans aren’t capable of doing bad things. Hitler liked children and dogs, he was a vegetarian and he cried like a little boy when his mother died. I’m not saying he was a good, innocent person, but when you stop attributing human characteristics to historical figures like Hitler, it’s how you overlook people just like him in real life, and it’s how people like him end up back in power.
That last statement.
Wow, I’m so glad I finally found a good post about this. This is exactly what I think.
Throughout the history of human civilization, there has always been vicious acts so unimaginable to us modern folk that we start making excuses for the perpetrators just to put ourselves in a false sense of security. That in itself is a monstrous act because that’s hiding the truth. Monsters are our heritage, monsters runs in our blood, and monsters are closer to home than you think. Humans are more than capable of committing atrocious acts even to this day until the end of time.I totally agree but I thought the belief that Hitler was a vegetarian was propaganda to make him look angelic much like the claim that he didn’t drink or smoke.
I remember we saw Der Untergang in class, when we had about WW2.. In the end, Hitler though he was winning, yet the war was going on, right outside his freaking door.. He tried to send plains eveywhere and his buddies was all like.. Dude.. You don’t got any plains..
He was so shaken and scared, that he took his and his wife’s life.. Some of his followers killed themself and all of their kids..
Back then, many didn’t even know what was happening to people.. And still today, some people don’t think so many died..
And now.. A Baby-Hitler picture..
can we just bask in the glory of beatles sass
it’s kinda funny how when you get older you start to enjoy the things you hated as a kid like taking naps and getting spanked
AARON PAUL JUST POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AND I’M SHITTING
those nerds in high school who run like this
in my middle school there was a boy who wanted to be called Sasuke Uchiha and he wore a Sasuke cosplay to school everyday and one day he did this run down the stairs and broke his arm and apparently he told the principle it was the ‘Naruto run’ and then we were all banned from wearing Naruto headbands and doing this run and Naruto was put down as gang activity at our school
Because smoke isn’t vapour, it’s solid carbon particulates, which burn just like coal. It’s essentially a vertical fuse