Originally Posted by Midnight Oil
And anyone that fought with the Axis are what? Just because they lost doesnt make them any less heroic in their actions.
Not everyone in the German Army was a Nazi nor were many people involved in the atrocities that went on in comparison to the grand scheme of things
Those who served in the wehrmacht and survived would disagree with you. There is a reason Germany does not celebrate or commemorate the non nazis who served in WW2. They don't even celebrate Oskar Schindler.
Everyone in the German army between 1939-1945 has a lot to be ashamed of. Everyone in germany knew and supported the forced deportations. Everyone knew they invaded Poland, Czechslovakia, Belgium, Luxumborg, France, Holland etc for no other reason than settling old scores and promoting the aryan way. Their options were (a) Object (and end up in the camps) (b) Support actively, Join the Wehrmacht, Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe etc, and be prepared to die for your beliefs, (c) Leave, Like Einstein and others did when they realised what hitlers greater plan was.
Allowing the mob to carry you along was the easy option..