I cannot describe how I was deceived, how my directives were twisted, and all the things they had carried out supposedly under my orders. I certainly hope that the guilty will not escape justice. It is tragic that, although I was by nature gentle, good-natured, and very helpful, I became the greatest destroyer of human beings who carried out every order to exterminate people no matter what.
There's no limit what we are capable of committing - or ignoring - when we refuse to take ownership and we allow ourselves to dehumanize others.
Why does this come to mind?
Because this is exactly what's happening now.
Get informed, people. Get engaged.
If we do nothing, we have learned nothing - and we will own that for all time.
Just ask Rainer Hoss.