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Friday, May 05, 2006

Heil storm

Earlier this week I watched several shows about Hitler, World War II and the Holocaust that I recorded on the History Channel.

On several occasions, Hitler was noted as "one of the worst criminals of the 20th century."

My question is ... wouldn't Hitler be considered the worst? I mean, I know there was a lot of evil crap that took place during the 20th century.

But in the grand scheme, wouldn't Hitler be the grand pooh-bah of heinousness?

I mean, not even WalMart could touch what this guy pulled off.

I'm just sayin'.


Anonymous The Incurable Insomniac said...

Idi Amin comes to mind.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Brett said...

Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot rival him in bloodthirstiness, even if Pol Pot ran a party that killed "only" 1.7 million.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

I expect, from the point of view of a tv network, that if you called him THE worst, it comes off as being stated as fact rather than opinion and could open the door for debate... but if you call him ONE of the worst, well, how can anyone argue with that...

That's my guess, anyway.

9:03 PM  
Blogger James said...

I think Hitler is actually celebrated as the WORST simply because he didn't die in some harem while he slept.
For strange bedfellows, America's alliance with Stalin (the biggest mass murderer yet) makes Hitler a more comfortable choice as the worst person ever.
Besides, we didn't conquer Stalin's Soviet Union during his lifetime, so where's the fun in pointing fingers?

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Rxbbx said...

They call him the worst... But like other people say.. you also have mao, stalin, pol pot.

It seems like those death people aren't that important as the ones from WO II.

Not a good thing.. They make differences in death casualties. All politics.

6:38 PM  
Blogger Katherine Huether said...

Well, this is a difficult question to answer. This of course wasn't the only holocaust. I tell people that my family were refugees from "a holocaust" and they automatically assume this one. No, it wasn't the WWII thing, my family's holocaust occured in Smyrna, Asia Minor.

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8:50 PM  
Anonymous nicole said...

Yeah, Stalin definitely rivaled Hitler in numbers but I'm not gonna tell a survivor of the Holocaust that Hitler wasn't the most heinous monster in history.

10:37 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well...I believe all these peolle mentioned by your commenters were horrendously horrible...I'm not sure this is a contest that can be won or lost...lets just say as The History Channell evidentally did, that Hitler was one of the worst...personally I feel he was the worst, but that's probably because I know a lot more about him and had relatives who were lost forever, due to Hitler and ALL His Henchman!

1:59 AM  

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