Saturday, October 12, 2013

Ordinary women

"Most shocking of all are the accounts of the women who killed. One of Lower's subjects, a secretary-turned-SS-mistress, had the "nasty habit", as one eyewitness put it, of killing Jewish children in the ghetto, whom she would lure with the promise of sweets before shooting them in the mouth with a pistol. Lower presents another chilling example: that of an SS officer's wife in occupied Poland who discovered a group of six Jewish children who had escaped from a death-camp transport. A mother, she took them home, fed and cared for them, then led them out into the forest and shot each one in the back of the head".

 http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2013/10/ordinary-women.html

Am I the only one to feel physically sick at this account? Not that the SS men did not shame themselves equally.
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