lifes-a-fkn-trek asked: What part of the Holocaust are you most interested in because i know from the Holocaust i'm quite intrigued by the mental health of Hitler and his psychological state.
I’m most interested in the citizens of Germany during WWII - what were they thinking/feeling about what was going on around them? Did they know about the atrocities taking place hours away from them? How could they be so easily pulled into the extreme doctrine of the Nazi party? So, from that standpoint, I am interested in the psyche of the German people, and in a similar sense, the French people, during WWII. Their government didn’t do much, if anything, to resist the Germans when they invaded. How did the people of France go about their daily business when their Jewish neighbors were being hauled away? (Though, now we are getting into how generally everyone blamed everything on the Jews.) I’m not so much interested in the battles, but the psychology of the “everyday” person during the war, WWI and WWII. I’m a scholar of the home-fronts, on every front. Hitler… I’ve never been too intrigued by Hitler. The Nazi Party as an entity, yes, but Hitler as a person, no. I don’t know if he was sane, insane, or what have you, but he was a very persuasive man who did not use that talent for the benefit of mankind, but to it’s everlasting detriment. It’s also easy to use him as a scapegoat for all the evil that took place in the 20 some years the Nazis were in power, but we can’t forget the men that stood right next to him and did nothing to stop him, followed him, encouraged him, and were just as evil (if not more so) and to blame for what took place during WWII.