The professor gave another lecture today. Here are a few interesting statements he made.
Professor: “Now what was the name of the race that he[Hitler] called the true German people?”
Professor: ”Aryan race, blond, blue eyed. And here's the weird thing about it, Hitler was brown eyed and brown haired. Of course he wasn’t born in Germany, where was he born?”
Am I failing to recognize the joke here, or does the Professor genuinely expect the class to believe the blond hair, blue eyed story?Source of “blond hair blue eyes” myth?viewtopic.php?t=7504
Professor: ”Now what group... When you hear the holocaust, everyone knows what the holocaust is right?”
Class: ”Death camps.”
Professor: ”Death camps. For who?”
Professor: ”Right, but there was also a lot of other people, gays, handicaps, anyone with special needs. And any political that spoke out against him would be put in these concentration camps.
I read somewhere that homosexuals were sent to labor camps after repeatedly breaking the law. homosexuals- Yad Vashem mistake?- Or is the Prof a denier?viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1930
And he[Joseph Stalin] probably killed more people than Hitler did with the holocaust. We don’t know how many millions of people starved to death under his leadership, or taken to gulags, or just disappeared. If you watch that film real carefully[The Last Days of WW2], how many German soldiers were marched back to Russia?”
Class: ”3.5 million.”
Professor: ”Right, and how many survived?”
Class: ”Less than half.”
Professor: ”Less than half.”
I am not very aware of was happened to German POWs after WW2, other than the Rheinwiesenlager.
Professor: ”No one really knows for sure why he[Hitler] decided to pick on the Jewish people. Now the Jewish people have been persecuted throughout history, for a lot of their beliefs. And the main thing was, anybody know what?
Class: ”The Romans?”
Professor: ”The Romans too, but why were the Jewish people picked on?
Class: ”They believed about Jesus.”
Professor: ”Right, they believed he was a prophet to men. And so they blamed Jews for being responsible for Jesus being crucified.”
Jews had been involved with several organizations that opposed Hitler in the years prior to WW2. ”Why did Hitler hate the Jews?”viewtopic.php?t=9592
Professor: ”Now what is Lebensraum? You heard it in the movie[The Last Days of WW2]. I can’t pronounce it quite like the Germans do. That means living space in German. Well, Hitler said “hey, we’re such a small country, we’ve got a big population, we need more land. So that’s what led to Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. So what did he do about Russia originally? Or the Soviet Union I should say.
Class: “Non-Aggression pact”
Professor: “Right they were going to divide Poland in half, and they did. And why did he do that, he knew he was going to invade Poland, he didn’t want to have to deal with the Russians. One of the biggest military mistakes is when he attacked Russia.
Class: “So was Stalin already the leader of Russia when Hitler attacked?”
Class: “So they were both, like, fascists.“
Professor: “Right, but, one wants to be a bigger bully than the other. So Lebensraum, Hitler actually wanted to conquer all of the USSR, but that was in the back of his mind.”
The invasion of Poland and Operation Barbossa have previously been covered.
Professor: “Now, I’m not going to go over that holocaust I think we’ve talked about that, you know, anti Semitic, final solution, concentration camps, so on and so forth. But because of the holocaust, what new country was formed?”