Focusing on only one combat division of Waffen SS - the dreaded SS Totenkoph (Skeleton Head or Death's Head in Teutonic) - Dr S makes the case that fanatic, reckless, ruthless and murderous creeps came from every plane of existence among das deutsch volk. That while they disagreed over style - they never had it out over the substance. And their goals and their effort to achieve - or - 'actualize' horrific horrors on any 'enemy' armed or unarmed were worth any cost to defeat, discredit and utterly destroy them.
For eons, "Soldiers of Destruction" was the only tome of it's kind. The research, prose and quality of the work Dr S did makes it essential in any serious cat's library.
Now comes "Murderous Intellectuals: German Elites and the Nazi SS" by Jonathan Maxwell.Eye opening detail explores why so many well-educated professionals -- doctors, lawyers, professors, scientists, and such -- willingly joined the SS, and spearheaded the Holocaust.
It actually makes your blood run cold.
"Chillingly, Jonathan Maxwell had an all too easy time choosing individuals to highlight in this excellent book about the people who willingly committed the greatest atrocities in modern history."The doctors who tortured, the scientists who perverted reason, the educators who refused to learn, the lawyers who ignored the rights of the innocent, and the soldiers who committed atrocities.
"After the war, trials were held. Only a very few were ever punished. It was thought it would never happen again. The end result was that there have been parallels in Yugoslavia, Cambodia, and Rwanda.
"This book is highly recommended and should be required reading for anyone who believes himself to be capable of independent thought. The people described here believed themselves to be the epitome of independent, intellectual thought.
"See what they did and what they wrought.
Pic "The actualizer"