It aggravates me when people assume they would have been put to death in Nazi Germany because of the wrong eye colour. I was shocked when I visited a high school class and that is what the teacher taught. There is hardly any good about the system, but I think we should at least inform ourselves and hate it for what it was, not for what we fabricate.
Mod note: I can’t believe some of the shit I hear is taught about WWII (and in general) in some classrooms. I was friends with a girl who was taught at her old school in Holland that Himmler was given a gun and forced to shoot himself early on in the war because Hitler walked in on him fucking another guy. I told her that wasn’t the case and she said something along the lines of “Well, that’s what my teacher said and the European educational system is much more trustworthy than the American one, so I assume it’s probably true”
Because every European country has the same fucking educational system and ALL of them are better than the USA’s, so obviously everything she was taught was true. Even if basically every other source says it wasn’t.
We were taught that Rohm was forced to shoot himself because he was homosexual, I think you friend may have confused him with Himmler, because he was leader of the SA instead of the SS like Himmler
Oh my god, I can’t believe that thought never occured to me. I feel so much better now that I realize that was probably the case.
A bit of correction, though, they didn’t try to force Rohm to shoot himself (I say try because he ultimately said he wouldn’t do it and some other officer did it instead, forgot who, though) because he was gay, he was framed by Goering, Himmler, and Heydrich, who falsified evidence to prove he was trying to overthrow Hitler. Hitler himself actually knew for a while of Rohm’s homosexuality, he just let it slide.
Oh my god I remember learning about this when I was young.
After the teacher told us the blue eye blond hair thing we all freaked out and looked at each other and I had a funny feeling it wasn’t true.
But that was like 4th grade at most. Did they seriously teach that in a high school classroom?