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Response to duncang (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 1, 2016, 08:30 AM

10. Yep. The nazis started purging their own, right away, as soon as they gained power.

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And they kept doing so right up to the time when the Russians were shelling Berlin. Hitler called for the arrest and execution of General Helmuth Karl Weidling, because his front-line headquarters for the 56th Panzer Corp was out of communication with any other reich hq, due to constantly being encircled by Katukov's Tank Army. He and his troops had been fighting on the front lines in the Berlin suburbs the whole time, which was why he couldn't communicate with superiors, and the result of his bravery was a call for his execution, for desertion.

Martin Bormann engineered a situation where Hitler accused Bormann rival Hermann Goering of treason and ordered him to resign or be executed. Luckily for Goering, he wasn't in Berlin. SS Grupenfuhrer Hermann Fegelein was still in Berlin and was arrested and executed while the bombs were falling, because he was Himmler's liason officer at the Fuhrerbunker, and the nazis couldn't get their hands on Himmler himself. Himmler had been voted off the island for negotiating with the enemy for surrender. Fegelein was married to Eva Braun's sister, but it didn't help.

That's the nazi mind. Alway have to toss someone on the bonfire, even when the whole building's ablaze. They started with purges, expanded the purges, purged their 'enemies' all along, and purged right up to the time when they were being wiped out in their last stronghold.

But don't worry, republicans. It will never happen to YOU. Ride that orange wave.

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