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DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
edited May 2020 in Clubhouse #1


Having an interest in WWII history, my dad recommended this movie to me a few weeks back so decided to give it a go on Prime last night and was just completely STUNNED by the superb acting of all - especially Branagh and Firth. It details the meeting conducted in Wannsee by Nazi officials where they detail and finalize plans for the 'Final Solution.' What chills me to the core is the nonchalant way they discussed their plans for eradicating 6 million souls as if they were discussing mere goods on store shelves. Sobering to think that there are those so driven by hate they are willing to commit genocide of an entire populace simply based on religion and ethnicity. 

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,459 Senior Member
    I hope the script didn't say a number. The holocaust affect more then just the Jewish population. 11+ million died in concentration camps. That is a huge pet peeve of mine. 

    What brought the holocaust to reality for me was I used to work on Miami beach. One time I was just talking with one of the tenants and he reached for something. There was the tattoo. Sobering. 
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  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,520 Senior Member
    fwiw,

    there are those people/groups that still think that way too in this day and age.

    look around you.




    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • DrawbarFlatsDrawbarFlats Posts: 788 Senior Member
    ilove22s said:
    fwiw,

    there are those people/groups that still think that way too in this day and age.

    look around you.




    Indeed. That's what I implied in my last sentence.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,766 Senior Member
    There's also quite a few folks that believe it never happened and it's a hoax. Others think the number of people slaughtered was much, much lower.
    It still makes me shake my head thinking about it.

    Thanks for the heads up, I'll check it out.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    It's on Facebook and a very good movie.  The setting with snow at Wannsee was impressive.  Heydrich was living on borrowed time and Eichmann bought more time living in Argentina in what looked like a hovel.

    There are people who don't believe it ever happened or don't think the Nazis went far enough.  The latter of these wear robes and ride camels.  The former wear KKK robes and smoke Camels.  I hate Nazis as much as Nazis hate Jews.
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,179 Senior Member
    I don't like Nazis either - but the commies were even worse! They've killed even more people than the Germans did.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,594 Senior Member
    I watched it when it first ran on. . .HBO?. . .years ago.  As I recall, most of the script was from the minutes taken by a stenographer who was at the meeting, though I wonder what the basis for the extra scenes that took place during the breaks.

    How do I adequately relay my feelings on the Nazis as a guy that tries to be a detached observer of history?  I think they (deservedly) get the bad rap that MANY others equally deserve.  Pretty much ANY political action involves dealing with the people that are in your way in one form or another.  Arrogant bastards deciding the fate of millions in smoke-filled rooms is not unique to the Third Reich - they were just a lot more ostentatious about it than most.  If anything, they gave a lot of later arrogant bastards instruction - from both their playbook, and their failings.

    I rather dislike the fact that we seem to put them on their own special "pedestal of evil" and that it's a gasp-provoking sin to compare anything or anyone to them - like I say, they aren't unique.
    WWJMBD?

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,702 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    I don't like Nazis either - but the commies were even worse! They've killed even more people than the Germans did.
    While the commies did kill a huge numbers of people, the "...yes, but..." argument does nothing to explain the Holocaust.  The USSR commies didn't target 6 million  people because of their race,  they killed them for their politics.  I hate commies almost as much as Nazis.  I grew up right after WW 2 and veterans were my neighbors.  If the USSR had lost the war, no doubt history would have been written differently.


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