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“Complicit in the crime, yet who really knew the full magnitude?”

It has been 72 years since the Second World War ended, where the Nazi’s were defeated and removed from Europe. And since then, answers to questions that have loomed over time have been uncovered, but other questions have still stood. One of the most asked questions is to what degree did people really know what Adolf Hitler was doing. And who played what role in doing what. Because it doesn’t give any credibility to aiding anyone getting off because they were all complicit. But it makes you wonder who really knew the magnitude of what was going on. Meaning, did the citizens understand what they were really getting themselves into. We know public officials knew to a great degree what was happening with Anti-Jewish rhetoric, but how many of them knew of the mass murders. Is some of this what led to the attempted assassination of Hitler?

Yes, there were multiple attempts on the life of Adolf Hitler either from people who disagreed with his Anti-Semitic sentiment and/or did not want to find themselves in a major war they could not win. Is this because they allowed him to get away with so much and once they realize the magnitude of their actions, it was far too late. And that is what makes me question the who knew what, when, where, and how. Because to say the country knew, or not just the country, all of Europe speaks to an even bigger concern. And that is what is making me question how many people were making the major decisions. Because let’s go with that more just a moment. And that being that the entire continent of Europe knew; what in the hell is wrong with European people.

And the reason for me saying that is because, once the war was over, former Nazi SS, all the way up to top public officials went to jail. And you mean to tell me the citizens were ok to be free. You mean it was in the books that Jews needed to be exterminated, now Europe is fine after the war. Implying that everyone knew the full magnitude would state that European culture is sicker than we know, and what, they’re good people today. So there had to have been fewer people aware of the death camps. Yes, of course the Nazi guards over the camps knew, they saw first hand the violence because they doled it out. But their families, friends, neighbors; did any of them have a clue. Now, like I stated prior, people were still complacent because they agreed with the robbing of Jewish businesses, removing them from their homes, and packing them onto trains headed to who knows where. But who knew of death camps, and what was that immediate feeling after people found out?

Because in the end, if the country of Germany knew all in all, then an atomic bomb should have been dropped on Germany. But the Nazi Party controlled a large portion of Europe, so a bomb should have come to use proceeding the war. So either a lot of people were complacent, but still didn’t know of the genocide, or they knew and Europeans are all encompassing bad people. Because just to kill the guards and public officials was not good enough if everyone knew and participated. The punishment to Europe should have been a lot worse.

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