The immediate reaction of German POWs upon watching uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG
NO NO NO NO
FUCK THIS SHIT
THE GERMAN CITIZENS KNEW
The ghettos happened in cities, the apartheid laws happened under their noses, Jews were rounded up under their noses THEY FUCKING KNEW
Death camps and concentration camps were built WITHIN CITY LIMITS. Auschwitz, for example, is well within the city, and people take fucking strolls under its walls. I was fucking THERE, don’t even. The Polish knew, the Germans knew, it was LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE not to know. It’s even in the historical record, it’s even in fucking civilian diaries, THEY KNEW.
I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS REVISIONIST BULLSHIT.
Sorry not sorry, German apologists, but what you’re seeing in this photo isn’t shock, it’s guilt. Richly deserved, completely merited GUILT. So take your, “Aw, those innocent little German soldiers, poor babies,” revisionist shit and shove it back up your collective ass.
This reminds me of a story my boyfriend told me. His grandmother was from Bavaria and moved to the United States as a teenager, before the war got really bad. Into adulthood she was always aware of social justice issues and was a vocal supporter of the American Civil Rights movement. Years later in her nursing home she was visiting with another German woman. They were talking about the war and the other woman claimed she never knew about what was happening to the Jews. My boyfriend’s oma sharply looked at her friend and said, “You can say that to Americans, Hette, but you can’t tell me that. I was there. Everyone knew.”
Indeed, there was so secret. What is written on those faces is guilt, not disbelief. Revisionists need to be shipped to a island to rewrite truths all they wish without making the rest of the world grind teeth.