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From my other blog.

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The headline read Ordinary German Soldiers Responsible War Crimes, not just SS. (Daily Mail, UK)

It was the second time I saw the article. The first time it was in Der Spiegel a German magazine, English edition and the second time in the UK’s Daily Mail.

In both cases the headline revolves around secret recordings that have been exposed. The recordings were made during WW2 in prison camps for German soldiers, sailors and airmen in the UK. The recordings catch them telling stories of the their atrocities and bragging about them. It makes for pretty disgusting reading. Germans in particular should pay attention to the new book on the subject because it has become a popular myth in Germany and elsewhere to simply blame all the atrocities on the SS.

The revelation should cause some soul-searching but not just among the Germans.

While reading of the atrocities and the accompanying…

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