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View Diary: The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking (125 comments)

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  •  I think this is exactly right (8+ / 0-)

    For most people, even though they could have connected those dots, they were spared from ever having to connect them. And sensing that connecting them would have revealed a truth too terrible to live with, yet immediately threatening the existence of those attempting to do anything about it, most people of course chose to not connect the dots. Even as their neighbors were dragged away in broad daylight, never to return, and sixth-grade math could have told anybody who wanted to know that there was no way the regime was feeding and sheltering those millions and millions of people who were hauled off while simultaneously prosecuting its increasingly apocalyptic war of conquest.

    I'm ashamed to say I'm a decedent of those people. Born and raised in Germany (in the 1960s). There are few questions I have thought about harder than the question how the holocaust was possible. In a supposedly civilized country. Or for that matter, in any country. I can't say I have come up with anything approaching an answer.

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