Yes, however, only the Jewish people faced the intentional threat of extinction as such. That is a qualitative difference between the treatment of the Jews and the treatment of non-Jews.
Plenty of Roma/Gypsies would disagree. And Hitler's plans for Catholic Poles was no walk in the park. More like cultural genocide, murder of 1/3, and enslavement.
posted on 01/25/2010 8:37:29 PM PST
(Democracy tends to ignore..., threats to its existence because it loathes doing what is needed)
And plenty of people would disagree with me about the Earth being round, or orbiting the Sun, or about Blacks and Whites being the same species of mammal. That means rather little, however.
posted on 01/25/2010 8:40:53 PM PST
(The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
Interesting parallel between two nations, Slovakia and Poland.
Both nations were Slavic and Catholic, yet Hitler left the Slovaks alone, yet persecuted the Poles. Of course the Slovaks, through Father Tiso, were in fact full-blown collaborators with the Nazis.
Hitler may have had such arrangement with the Endecja, but their antisemitism was only matched with their hatred of the Germans.
posted on 01/25/2010 8:49:19 PM PST
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