The German people were responsible for the Holocaust (Quotes)

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Weinstein
"We can see now that average Germans gladly,almost gleefully, participated in the torture and mass murder of Jews during WW1"
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Goldhagen
"They were not primarily SS men or Nazi Party members but perfectly ordinary Germans from all walks of life, men and women who brutalised and murdered Jews both willingly and zealously."
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Weinstein
"They were coerced into killing, followed orders blindly, succumbed to peer pressure, or simply were unaware of the ongoing genocide."
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Browning
Browning discusses the voluntary nature of those involved in the executions to support the theory that some actually excused themselves as the acts were being committed
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Browning
He also argues that there was intense fear among the German people who had little or no ties to the Nazi Party
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Browning
Browning suggests that these good Germans were acting less out of defence to authority or fear of punishment than from motives as insidious as they are common: careerism and peer pressure
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Weinstein
The answers lie in the hatred that built up among those who could not accept Jewish people as part of their society. "Eventually, Jews were no longer even human beings in the eyes of Germans. Jews became an anti-race that required eradication.
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"They were not primarily SS men or Nazi Party members but perfectly ordinary Germans from all walks of life, men and women who brutalised and murdered Jews both willingly and zealously."

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"They were coerced into killing, followed orders blindly, succumbed to peer pressure, or simply were unaware of the ongoing genocide."

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Browning discusses the voluntary nature of those involved in the executions to support the theory that some actually excused themselves as the acts were being committed

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He also argues that there was intense fear among the German people who had little or no ties to the Nazi Party

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