Were Nazis as bad as we were taught to believe?

Asked by: RepublicanMan
  • They may not have been the worst, but just think!

    Though Nazis were not the most barbaric or the first ones to do these horrible genocides, they pulled them off in the worst ways. Going from Kristallnacht all the way to the final days of Auschwitz-Burkineau, the Nazis were terrible people who killed 12 million innocents solely based on the personal twisted ideals of the Fuhrer, that being one Adolf Hitler. Whether it's Imperialism or cruelty, the Nazis were definitely sick tyrants of war as well as power-hungry genocidal apes. While they did do some justified things, there was a lot of things they did that were terrible. Especially within the concentration, labour and death camps of the Holocaust which showed a remarkably terrible work of death on a massive scale. The Nazis grew power and used their power to kill and enslave the innocent.

    "From one Jew to another, you'd better hide before they come to your door."

    The Nazis even killed children--in execution squads, gas chambers, etc.

    Why anyone would defend the Nazi Regime is beyond me. But they still are one of the worst genocidal groups in history (that is in my OPINION).

  • Yes they absolutely were.

    Okay lets get one thing straight I am not talking about the standard German soldiers, both volunteers and those conscripted, who served their nation because they were not too different from those on the other side of the war and they were also heavily brain washed by the Nazi Regime. I am talking about Hitler, Most of the German Command (except probably Rommel and a few others who apposed some of Hitlers evil policies) and the members of the SS (who actually committed the atrocities on Hitlers behalf). These were the ones behind the horrible and systematic genocide of the Jewish people. What you have heard about them is mostly true and accurate. They did commit unspeakable and unimaginable horrors.

    However not all people in Germany at that period were evil. Some were supporters and others enables, but many had no part or knowledge of the terrible war crimes that were going on and others openly opposed them. For example the plots to kill Hitler or when renowned Nazi General Erwin Rommel refused direct orders from Hitler himself to execute Jewish POW's and instead took them to Italian camps were they were treated well.

  • The NSDAP party that controlled Germany was a monstrosity.

    While it is certainly true that the coloration of Germany's past is going to be at least slightly biased due to their defeat, almost all, if not all of respectable historians agree that the National Socialists were an authoritarian, fascist, and genocidal party that killed millions. In fact, while the Holocaust is widely known and taught, the Nazis' brutal tactics in the Eastern Front are largely forgotten, and it is there where more deaths occurred due to Nazi hands than Jews killed by Hitler. While German conscripts were most certainly mislead and forced to fight, anyone defending the political organization of the Nazis most likely has sympathies for the despotic regime.

  • Yes, They exterminated millions of people. They were mass murders, killing innocent people that had done nothing to them.

    The killed millions of people, simply because they belonged to a minority group they openly despised.

    Anyone that would seek to justify the murderous actions of the holocaust is a inhuman monster, that should be treated the same as the people they tortured, for absolutely no reason.

    Nazis are the very definition of evil. That's why its such a common comparison, because they did truly evil things, and sought to vilify & hate entire groups of people, simply because they were existed.

    Anyone that would seek to disavow another human being's humanity, simply because they exist, is not truly a human being at all.


    Nazis should be treated like the hateful monsters they are.

  • They are and were evil i think they should have been shot.

    They gassed children,mothers, elderly people. They took twenty minutes to die. Not many of you know that. I have the same tattoo that my grandfather had to remember permanently what happened . Why do people say we should forgive them? We should but we never should allow this to happen again

  • They were humans..

    Considering this thing, you should just answer yes. In fact every human has the ability of being cruel to other humans, animals, creatures, things and even to himself. Human is the worst animal on the planet. Once you have got this knowledge you will also notice than, yes, there have been men who were even worse than others ( and men who were not so bad as well) and i'm not saying that they were all germans or only germans/nazi ...But probably they were bad because it is called being human.

  • Dere german fuckers

    Dey raped jews and killled dem blacks. Da british lads fucked em ouut of it, but before they couuld get to da jews, da germans raped em some more and murdered dere jewish asses. The officers got the kids, the commanders got the women and the soldiers got the men. All of this was under the orders of Frau Ní Chuill

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  • What kind of question is that?

    The myth of the "clean Wehrmacht" is just a myth. The historian Rob Citino states: "The entire German war effort in the East was a racial crusade to rid the world of 'subhumans'", while Charles Sydnor says that people who argue otherwise have "a sanitized, romanticized view of what occurred". See

  • Yes they were

    SMRT FAŠIZMU SLOBODA NARODU. ZA STALINA ZA RODINU ZA PARTIYA. POBEDA ILI SMRT YPAAA. The Nazis were and are despicable beings and should all be taken to the wall and shot. Far right extremism is an infantile fallacy and should be dealt with accordingly. Millions of brave Soviet soldiers did not die for nothing in WW2, they died to destroy the Nazis. Another example is the Jews, of whom the Nazis killed 6 million. The Nazis were even worse than what we are taught.

  • Allied, Lutheran propaganda

    The people who believe this about Nazis (but let's be real, Germans in general) and most Fascists tend to be Lutherans. They're the ones, along with the segregationists such as Broyhill and Hollings who have fed us these lies to divide and conquer people, mentally. It's good that Broyhill (Lutheran scumbag segregationist) was taken a POW. Time to show those Anglo-Saxon and Danes the same terror they were showing to their subjects for years.

  • National Socialists Aren't Evil.

    People who say that Nazis are evil tend to overlook the finer points of the issue. First off it needs to be understood that evil is not an arbitrary force, it is objective and based upon an individuals own ideology. Does anyone really think that the members of the NASDAP were all part of the greatest lie ever told, that they all knew what they were doing was evil, but like some Bond villain they just thrived on the chaos? No, they believed (certainly not all, but surely most) that what they were doing was helping Germany recover. History is indeed written by the victor, but it is resented by the defeated. Germans involved in the Holocaust were very unfortunately misguided into believing that what they were doing was correct, that through there efforts they were helping people, their own families and friends and Germany as a whole.

    Which brings me to my second point, any wrong doings of the Nazis must be pitted against what good they did, so lets take stock. Good: Revitalise Germany after the treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression, turn Germany's economy from one where a single US dollar was worth millions of German ones into one where the Germans almost universally had work and a sense of purpose. Wrongdoings: Killed millions of innocents on the basis of ethnic cleansing and propel Earth into the most devastating war in history. While there is huge disparity between the two 'lists' there are still grounds for comparison. The Nazis did what no one thought possible and turned Germany from a broken scarred and defeated nation into a position of power and affluence that saw many people benefit. Many programs of the German economy took advantage of the 'serve the state' German culture and they proved very successful. Some examples include stuff like the Volkswagen, the Autobahn and a lesser know policy that encouraged workers to work harder by financing a vacation for a worker and his family to another country, usually Italy. On the back of this the Germans really could have simply become an economic powerhouse rather than going to war, but that is a debate for another day.

    The Nazis were not evil. If you want someone who was really evil look at the Mongols or something, because in a relative sense they committed far worse crimes than the Nazis did, though that again is subjective to an individual's own thoughts and that is the crux of the matter. Evil is always subjective to what you believe and while the Nazis committed horrific crimes against humanity, they had their good points to and in the end they are as much a result of the human condition as I or anyone who made read this.

  • Think About Hitler

    He was brave, he helped his country, he loved animals, was a vegetarian. Yes he did bad, but so has thousands of other people..
    You can t just say hes completely evil. Power over took him and he went crazy, but he still loved his family and wife and puppies.

  • We get told specifics not details

    I became interested in this topic, in the beginning I believed Nazis were terrible people who did terrible things for no reason other than to feel powerful. I was wrong.I research the topic heavily and realize that the Nazis only did what they did for their country. They did it for the Germany that they wanted. They did it so one day there wouldn't be anyone who is less than the others. That we were all the same. Hitler and the Nazis had a huge hand in the creation of the autobahn. We also don't learn Hitler's backstory, because if we did that would make it way more understandable. Bestem as a child, rejected by his country and by art school. Germany was all Hitler had. He truly believed that he was doing what was best and in a way he was. He went about it wrong but he wanted a perfect world. He wanted to be accepted. He didn't want others to feel the way he did.

    I now still feel sympathy for the Jewish and other "undesirables" but I've somehow found my way onto the side of the Nazis. Of Hitler. Of that perfect world he so badly desired.

  • They Weren't Evil as Individuals

    The common Nazi person was not evil, but a soldier, unless you view soldiers as being evil. I doubt very many of the soldiers signed up with the soul purpose of exterminating Jews and the free masons and the gypsies and others. Well perhaps the gypsies since they are quite obnoxious. The Nazis before the war were all beat down poor workers. If you were a worker struggling to support his family, wouldn't you want to do anything to save them? Many Nazi soldiers didn't necessarily want to commit evil acts, but rather try and save their families. Some Nazi soldiers were practically slaves, either pull the lever or be shot. I'm not saying what they did wasn't evil, I'm just saying that the majority weren't evil.

  • The war was on Germany not the ideology of Hitler

    When you research into WW2 you will find that Britain only became involved in the war after Poland was invaded as Britain knew she had to step in. The Nazi party should not have killed 6 million people but I can't help but defend many 'nazi's' who were under orders from those above them.

  • The Nazis saved germany from being a communist country

    After Germany lost WW1, the country's economy fell, and the jewish people held key positions in the German government, and were in favor with the communists, Hitler formed the NSDAP to counter this, he made Germany progressive, and removed these communist jews from political position.

    Therefore, Hitler was a hero, jews and the Allies tampered with REAL history, jews invented porn and is the parasite of the world, controlling the media, politics, economy, social and the law as of today, case closed bitches, sieg heil

  • Their were worse

    They followed Christianity, they where not as bad as some. Who knows, there is a reason for everything. Yes, they do exaggerate in history and saying they were extremely bad, I don't agree to an extend. Even america did things the Nazis did like kill Innocent people to, in the past.

  • Their were worse

    They followed Christianity, they where not as bad as some. Who knows, there is a reason for everything. Yes, they do exaggerate in history and saying they were extremely bad, I don't agree to an extend. Even america did things the Nazis did like kill Innocent people to, in the past.

  • Why are there only good arguments on the 'no' side? Because they're right.

    People who say 'yes' are just brainwashed into believing the Nazis were completely evil . You probably think they created the death camps. Well, nope. Even the British used death camps in the Boer war for example. Btw , the British empire caused the deaths of 150MILION people, so think before you cry about 6milion jews.

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RepublicanMan says2014-02-02T19:08:31.620
Realistically at either end of the spectrum, the Nazis were some of the worst militaristic power pigs ever to face the planet power-wise. They eliminated 12-13 million innocent people from the face of the Earth in the six years of WWII and the Holocaust. We can argue either side, but more realistically what the Nazis did was in simple definition death on a massive scale. They ruined the planet for generations after the Holocaust. In fact, several genocides took place after the Holocaust because of the problems the Nazi Regime caused. People are still killing each other in Africa because of it! Ever here of the Rwandan Genocide? Yeah, well, the Axis invaded a lot of Northern Africa, which costed many thousands of lives in that area. And since, Africa has fallen apart in several ways. Some parts of Africa lack a stable government. Also, Germany is still in somewhat economic ruins and some laws in Germany are based around Nazi Prevention...That's how bad the Nazis were, they literally made laws in Germany preventing the Nazis from coming back to political power.