Not all Germans or all military were party members. Does this surprise you?
Join Date: 10/11/10
Join Date: 06/19/12
Silly question! Where is life that simple? I would have been more surprised if they had all agreed. It does not surprise me, however, that many of those who were not Nazis were afraid to voice their disagreement with the forces in power,given that regime's cruel and overt use of its power to silence dissent.
Join Date: 04/10/11
Join Date: 10/19/12
Join Date: 04/14/11
No, I am not surprised at all, but I think the Nazis had such firm control that no one dared to speak against them. If you did, you would just disappear.........or be killed! I have had several friends who were Germans in Germany during WW ll; they were too afraid for their families to speak out. One friend was forced to join the young boys group; he had no choice. He ended up running away and surviving in the forest for many months. In the other family, the father got out of Germany in the late 30's and could not get his wife and children out. The mother was very ill and hospitalized which left the two brothers alone. They managed on their own for some time and then left their hometown and walked over 50 miles to the small town where one of their old nannies lived in the mountains and became part of her family and were converted to Catholicism. They eventually ended up in a camp like Christine where their father finally found them and brought them to the United States.
Join Date: 09/15/11
It does not surprise me but I often wondered what it was like for them and how they could have continued to exist when they knew what was going on in their country. This is one of the reasons that I found this book so interesting. It explained what life was really like for the average German citizen during the war. I did not know that their lives were so full of fear and hardship. They obviously were consumed with just existing and trying to survive.
Join Date: 06/14/11
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