Perpetrators Of The Holocaust Essay

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It is common to label perpetrators of the Holocaust as evil, incomprehensible and callous people who followed the ideologies of racial hygiene and purification to the extreme.[1] The widespread involvement, distorted ethics and compliance of so many, from SS party members and medical professionals to the Judenrate councils are perplexing. It is easier to label all those involved as immoral and malicious as it disassociates them from the normal environment. However this label is extremely deceptive.[2] At what point did ‘ordinary’ Germans representing a significant cross-section of the German population along with a remarkable range of different professions and social demographics not only accept, but evolve into willing participants and collaborators,…show more content…
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