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« on: June 23, 2017, 10:11:03 pm »
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Erwin Rommel was considered a clean general even by Western military. But he fought only in the western front. The Third Reich conducted a clean war in the west and a dirty war in the east. Some generals were clean in the west and dirty in the east. We don't know what would happen if Rommel were sent to the east. Maybe he could refuse to participate in the atrocities. Or not. We don't know.
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 10:15:09 pm »
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Rommel was an honorable man. I doubt that I, myself, would have done any better than him. I challenge anyone to say they would have been more ethical and moral than Rommel in his shoes.
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I try not to judge Germans who weren't directly complicit in genocide TOO harshly ... don't get me wrong, they were absolutely in the wrong, and they need to live with the fact that they didn't stand up to the Reich, but I am a blonde haired, blue(-green) eyed male with German ancestry and a very German name ... I'm not sure I'd have the courage to not just go along with things and keep my family safe.

Most people have judged him relative to being a Nazi general, and I think that's largely fair.
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I try not to judge Germans who weren't directly complicit in genocide TOO harshly ... don't get me wrong, they were absolutely in the wrong, and they need to live with the fact that they didn't stand up to the Reich, but I am a blonde haired, blue(-green) eyed male with German ancestry and a very German name ... I'm not sure I'd have the courage to not just go along with things and keep my family safe.

Most people have judged him relative to being a Nazi general, and I think that's largely fair.
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If you're regular ol' Hans 6 Pack and get drafted in 1938 to shoot at Russians, Poles and Frenchies you go shoot at Russians, Poles and Frenchies.  This does not make one a bad person (or even "wrong").  Now, if you rape a bunch of people when you're not shooting then you're wrong.
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