The Response To Auschwitz (XV)

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This is a question that is, in part, taken from the last paragraph of the preface of the book which asks of “the response to Auschwitz” (XV). As scholars of history, the glaringly obvious answer is to not allow this history to repeat itself ever again. Although it would be convenient to simply stop the answer there, it is far less simplistic than this. I think a lot of times through the lense of history we look at the Nazi’s as being some form of evil spirits, and not humans. It is as if we refuse to accept the fact that humans who have their own sense of judgements, and their own morals were the ones that were facilitating death camps. As a student of Psychology, I am fascinated by Milgram’s Experiment on obedience to authority figures.
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