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The limits of personal responsibility: Auschwitz and Hiroshima

Although subordinates in the military are expected to obey orders, they remain beneath the law. Obeying orders is a personal responsibility, which entails deciding whether they’re lawful or not. Unlawful orders should be challenged or disobeyed. Many Nazis were executed … Continue reading

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Adolf Eichmann, Train Drivers and Crimes Against Humanity: Auschwitz 1944

Murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation, and other inhuman acts committed against civilian populations, before or during the war; or persecutions on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, … Continue reading

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Auschwitz and Complicity in Mass Murder

Rudolph Hoss, the commandant of Auschwitz, was executed on the 16thApril, 1947 for ‘crimes against humanity’. Hoss was a fervent Nazi and ran Auschwitz with brutal enthusiasm. Auschwitz was the end of a long process where very many people made … Continue reading

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Abandoning Civilisation

Abandoning civilisation, Ordinary Germans became ordinary Nazis Knowing tomorrow belonged to them. The new civilisation embraced hatreds that Buried the Christian message of love. Buried it and created Untermensch. Abandoning their minds to Evangelical certainty- Hitler’s certainty- Born again Vandals, … Continue reading

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