A Blind Eye and Dirty Hands: The Wehrmacht's Crimes

After the Second World War, a myth arose to the effect that the German military, the Wehrmacht, had been an essentially anti-Nazi institution that had fought honourably against overwhelming odds, albeit under criminal leadership. Thus, any crimes were the fault of Adolf Hitler, a small circle of fanatical yes-men around him, and Nazi organizations such as the SS. In reality, the Wehrmacht’s leadership shared most of Hitler’s goals and methods. The Wehrmacht launched a war of conquest and, especially in the east, aided and committed acts of genocide. This talk will describe and explain the Wehrmacht’s role in Nazi Germany’s crimes.

Suitable for
16-17
18+

Admission
Free, booking essential.

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https://www.wienerlibrary.co.uk/Whats-On?item=387


Source: http://www.culture24.org.uk/am52233?id=EVENT584149


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