Probably the most prolific killer of all time, Adolf Hitler killed over 10,000,000 people during his dictatorship. Among the victims, were the Jews, Gypsies, German children suffering mental and physical handicaps, other prisoners of war, homosexuals, blacks, Indians. This of course doesn’t count the Eastern Soviet block and all the other victims of the invaded countries.
The blood of the “non-pure” and enemies of the Nazi Nationalist Party (Socialism for Germans Only), flooded the streets. And the wealth of the Jews and the pilfering of invaded countries funded the National Social welfare programs for the German people. This was enough to buy their complicity. The autobahn, Fanta, the Volkswagen Beetle were all bribes for their complicity in mass murder. The Fascist government propped up BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bayer and many others with massive subsidies and slave labour. No one declined.
The Rise of Adolf Hitler
Hitler was an unassuming man. Awkward and unattractive leaders rose to ultimate power by exploiting economic destitution in Germany and scapegoating the Jews. His road to leadership started after failing out of Vienna art school, afterwards, he went to Germany where he fought in the first world war. By 1933 Hitler had absolute power over Germany. In 1939, Germany started world war 2 by invading Poland.
In all the madness, even the children were not spared sympathy.
The German Accomplices
Everyday Germans were complicit in the systematic murder of millions of humans and few shed a tear. This is by far the most astonishing part of the Holocaust, how the German citizenry turned a blind eye to their friends and neighbours being slaughtered.
The Nazi Nurses
The Children Victims
The Nazis advocated for the death of so-called children of “undesirables”, were hanged, starved, experimented on, all in name of “racial purity”. Even mentally challenged German children were not spared. German children were taken from a German family with a promise of a better life at the Institution, only to be gassed in the makeshift ambulance and tossed into a crematorium upon arrival.
Josef Mengele: “The Angel of Death” a psychopath. 1911, March 16 – February 1979
Born into privilege to the Mengele tractor heirs, Josef Mengele eventually became a homicidal murderer in Auschwitz concentration camp. Mengele killed over 6,000 children, maybe even more. He murdered Gypsy, and Jewish children by injecting chloroform into their hearts and then killing the other child for comparative analysis. The barbaric treatment of these children was horrifying.
Josef Mengele evaded capture during the German surrender and wound up in Argentina, where a Nazi community still exists in Bariloche. In Buenos Aires he worked as a carpenter, eventually fleeing to Paraguay where he ended up having a stroke and drowning.
The Mengele family has been mum about the whereabout of Josef Mengele, but it is now known that many people aided and abetted Josef Mengele in the evasion of capture until his death of natural causes.
The Concentration Camps
Millions perished in the Nazi concentration camps. In addition to millions of jews, the Gypsies, Blacks, Homosexuals, Prisoners of war, the mentally handicapped were all brutalized in the concentration camps.