Ian Goddard [Ian@Goddard.net] wrote:
> think the logical situation is that German
> youth of the 1930s were not an inherently more
> bad group of people than others,
Go read 'Hitler's Willing Executioners' sometime; the author makes a fairly convincing case that there was no inherent difference between the killers and the rest of the German population, and that the population in general believed that the Jews must be killed, regardless of how hard a task that would be. It wasn't that there were just a few 'bad apples' in the German population, but that the entire country was crazy.
I think assuming that other people in other places and other times thought the same way as us is a major fallacy of historical analysis.