Originally posted by sh76I don't how you would classify Stauffenberg a "Nazi criminal"; I'm unaware of him being involved in any atrocities. AFAIK, he was simply a soldier.
Today is the 67th anniversary of the most famous attempt on Hitler's life; the attempt that inspired such mediocre movies as "Valkyrie," in which even the title of the movie is pronounced wrong.
So, in honor of this event, for debate:
Was Stauffenberg a moral hero whose attempt on Hitler was an idealistic attempt to prevent suffering or was Stauffenberg m ...[text shortened]... s crimes but by the fact that he was losing the war?
Or, of course, something in between?
Originally posted by adam warlockAdvocating nonviolent resistance to Nazis was incitement to useless suicide.
The people in the White Rose movement were true heroes in my eyes. This guy's so so...
Sophie Scholl was undoubtedly one of the greatest human beings in the 20th century.
Originally posted by no1marauderTaking into account the social climate that surrounded those young people and to know that they had the heart to stand up against of history's most horrible crimes knowing very well the kind of fate they would get, while most of the adults and intellectuals were busy condoning and supporting what was going on, is certainly brave and commendable.
Advocating nonviolent resistance to Nazis was incitement to useless suicide.
Scholl was a damn fool.
Originally posted by Zapp BranniganI've always thought being beheaded would be one of the more interesting ways to go. What would it be like in those last few seconds of being a disembodied head tumbling downward?
Well they all had their heads chopped off, which was a totally awesome way to be executed.
Originally posted by Zapp BranniganWho knows what actions leading to the betterment of humanity those leaflets might have inspired among those who read the leaflets? We will never know. But every revolution begins with a single idea that is at variance with an established order...
Yeah all they did was leave some leaflets in the hallways of their school big whoop de do.
Originally posted by SoothfastWho knows what acts they inspired?
Who knows what acts for the betterment of humanity those leaflets might have inspired among those who read the leaflets? We will never know. But every revolution begins with a single idea that is at variance with an established order...