Were German citizens horrified by bombings of Warsaw, Rotterdam and London in WWII?
Given the outcry in the US against the second Iraq war and brutality of US armed forces: weren’t German citizens at least concerned by Germany’s bombings of European cities in World War II?
If I lived then, I think I’d be concerned, both for humanitarian reasons and out of concern that the bombed countries would retaliate and bomb me.
- Anonymous2 months ago
No the Newsreels showed them dancing in the Streets
over 43% loved WW2 until about June 1941 ren they started tp lose
- Anonymous2 months ago
Some were horrified by the bombing of Spanish cities.
By the time Germany was officially at war the majority of Germans believed they were correct.
btw The idea that they did not know is ridiculous. German news services trumpeted every attack.
- Larry CLv 72 months ago
Being addicted to crystal meth since 1929, many had no feelings
- nonpartisanLv 62 months ago
Most German citizens supported Hitler and his policies. This immediately creates a scenario where everyone was a Nazi or Nazi supporter, but this is nonsense. It's no more accurate than believing every US citizen was a Democrat or a Democratic supporter - because you're talking about the same thing.
Nazism is depicted as an evil regime whose sole purpose was to kill Jews and take over the world - at least that's the history books' take on it.
"National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or 'NSDAP' " was a nationalist movement that, although it included the word "Socialist" was more of a combination of Socialism and Capitalism. Although Hitler despised Capitalism in its purest form, by creating jobs that allowed the German people an opportunity to work and support themselves, he was practicing Capilatism to an extent, just as he practiced Socialism to an extent. He combined both ideologies into a workable solution for Germany - and it worked well for him.
One of the reasons Germans supported Hitler was that he did his best to avoid war. All he wanted was to be left alone so he could restore Germany's sovereignty back to what it was before the Versailles Treaty illegally denied it to Germany.
And like today's political issues involving Donald Trump, he met resistance with every move he made - beginning with a declaration of war from the Zionists just weeks after he assumed the position of Chancellor.
(But the world claims it was all Hitler's fault).
The Versailles Treaty left Germany virtually defenseless. While they were denied armed forces other than what could "maybe" defend the coast, the Western allies were ever-increasing their military forces.
And with the likes of Roosevelt doing everything he could to stir up a hornet's nest in Poland - combined with the un-ending provocations by the Zionists, with war looming on the horizon, Hitler did what he had to do to increase Germany's military so they could defend themselves.
It was once asked of Hitler, "If all you want is peace, why are you increasing your military forces?". His reply: "Because YOU are."
The bombing of Rotterdam came after it was learned that the Netherlands was NOT the neutral country they claimed to be. The Netherlands was hosting covert meetings in Venlo between Britain and a German refugee named "Fischer" who had been exiled to the Netherlands.
Although Chamberlain did seek a peaceful solution even after he declared war on Germany, the fact that he was replaced by Churchill strongly suggests that Britain wasn't interested in any kind of peace.
And because the Verlo incident was associated with the plot to assassinate Hitler, it is evident that discussions of peace options that follow the official narrative of the incident wasn't exactly what was on the table.
While it's asserted that the Netherlands maintained neutrality because a young Dutch officer, Lieutenant Dirk Klop - the liaison between the Germans and the British was allowed to sit in but not participate in the discussions, the fact that the Netherlands allowed such a meeting for the purpose of conducting strategy against Germany places them right in the middle of the controversy, and thus justified the attack by Germany.
Whether it was just a coincidence, the attack came on the very day that warmonger Winston Churchill assumed the role of Prime Minister of Britain. This meant that any chance of preserving the peace by ANY means was off the table.
The bombing of London was a retaliatory response to Britain's bombing of Berlin. It was Churchill who drew first blood in the bombing of major cities to kill as many innocent people as possible en masse. Hitler held off bombing London, hoping that Churchill would eventually stop. But Churchill interpreted Hitler's silence as weakness, and thus increased the attacks. Hitler finally had to respond when it became obvious that Churchill wasn't going to quit.
The fact that Hitler even went into Poland stemmed from the mistreatment of the German minority in Danzig and East Prussia. It was because of this that he sought access to these areas so he could give them support and protection. But this access was denied and when negotiations broke down (encouraged by Britain), Hitler went in anyway.
It might be observed here that as much as Germany is condemned for invading Poland, hardly anything is ever said about the Soviet Union invading Poland - and they took the major share.
But WW2 isn't about the Soviet Union, is it? They were on the side of the Allies, even though they committed the same "crime" that Germany was accused of - invading Poland. Nor was war ever declared on them by the Allies for it.
Every facet of WW2 points to a concerted effort to target Germany - who never wanted war in the first place (war was declared on them) but was trying to defend itself.
It was the hate propaganda by the Zionists coupled with greed on the part of Britain, a solution to dig the United States out of the Great Depression, and geographical acquisition by the Soviet Union to expand Communism that caused the war.
Germany was only trying to assert the sovereignty that was illegally denied to it by the Versailles Treaty in 1919. But the Treaty was enacted to oppress Germany for the next 100 years, and the West planned to enforce this to its conclusion, no matter what happened to Germany.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
No they were not because the Nazi propergander Machine never told them the truth of what was going on. And you could.t of lived then because it's 27363 days Or: 74 years, 11 months, 0 days Since WW2 ended.
- CogitoLv 72 months ago
How would you have known about them? Remember, there was no TV, no Internet and very little else by way of 'news'. People only got to hear what their governments told them. Generally, ordinary people from both sides were only told about the destruction of factories, airports, ports, etc. They simply didn't mention how many civilians were killed or injured.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I would assume some were and some were not. It was dangerous for any German to say anything anti-Nazi.