Polar Bear: Some have stated WWII era German women and children deserved to be cruelly raped and butchered. Neither side is “purely evil”. Some Jews are honest; some National Socialists were merciful. Having a bloodlust towards an entire group with no exception is “purely evil.”
World War 2 era German women and children did not deserve to be cruelly raped and butchered. Of course not. But this sort of vengeance is not abnormal during warfare, sad to say.
It’s hard to believe, but some Nazi generals actually saved Jews. Just because you fought in the Nazi army didn’t mean you hated Jews. Quite a few Nazi generals didn’t care about Jews very much. People joined the party and the army for all sorts of reasons, often nationalistic ones.
In Poland around the time of the Warsaw Uprising, 3,000 Jews were rounded up and sent to a warehouse-factory that was being run by the Nazi Army. Presumably they took it over from the Poles. The Jews were worked in the factory but otherwise treated well. After three weeks, the general gathered the thousands of Jews around and gave a speech. He said, among other things, “The SS is coming tomorrow.” He didn’t say anything else.
The Jews got the hint. It wasn’t long before they started escaping the factory. The general would not lift one finger to stop them. The SS came the next day and all of the Jews had fled. So this “evil Nazi general” actually saved 3,000 Jews. Later he tried to save more Jews in a similar manner but was caught and executed. My God, that’s sad. So you see, there were some decent people in the Nazi Army.