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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Yes, one of my great uncles was a flak battery commander during the war and a member of the Nazi Party. One of my first cousins, once removed, was killed in the waning days of the war at the Battle of Berlin. And, for the record, I have no use for anti-Semites, Holocaust deniers, neo-Nazis, and other assorted detritus.
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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obviously, if you didn't have a relative that served in the German Army, you wouldn't vote and the answer is automatically, uh, "no".

    I have a cousin that served in the French Foreign Legion. Does that count?
    Do you mean Vichy (not sure if they had a foriegn legion or not) or are you just being a dick? (/genuine question)

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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    I even made a point of making the poll anonymous voting. Seriously, why do some people on this forum assume the worst of others? Why should anybody be ashamed if they did have a relative in the army; its not them who signed up for goodness sakes.
    Well I notice 4 people have anonymously signed up to having relatives in the SS and other not so nice things.

    Nasty deeds were done by most countries in WW2 (my dad drove an ambulance! )

    However for those who were involved in doing really sick work, I doubt if most of them would tell their children. Torturing people or mass murdering men, women, children and babies is not exactly something you are going to be proud of and after the end of the war, any ability to rationalise this into something that had to be was gone.

    I think lots of Germans were opposed to or not aware these things were going on.

    However, in all of Europe we have seen a rise in antisemiticism recently along with the rise in Islamophobia. (these sort of things tend to go together) - though antisemitism has not risen in the UK.

    Antisemitism and Islamophobia rising across Europe, survey finds | World news | The Guardian

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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    My, great, but insignificant uncle Helmet served as a Nazi in WW2.

    He invaded Austria but when Hilter asked him to invade nations that were not already really Nazis at heart he quit and opened a German brewery in Jerusalem.

    It did not do so well.

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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Its possible I suppose. My step-father was a full-blooded second generation German immigrant. I never really inquired into that side of my family's past lives in Germany. Also there are some German ancestors in the family tree(as far as blood goes), but they go way back before WW2.
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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    [I]n all of Europe we have seen a rise in antisemiticism recently....
    And, you know, you can't reason with these people (anti-Jews, anti-Zionists, anti-Semites, or whatever they want to call themselves). Each one deserves his own personal Morgenthau Plan.



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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    My mom's side of the family is Jews. I don't think Hitler would have liked them in his ranks.

    My dad's side of the family is from Cuba, and before that, Spain.

    I don't think I even had a 100th cousin in Hitler's army.

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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Depending on when they emigrated, they could have theoretically been Falangists, though most Spanish immigrants to Latin America were deposed Republicans.

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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    Do you mean Vichy (not sure if they had a foriegn legion or not) or are you just being a dick? (/genuine question)
    No, I mean the French Foreign Legion, dude. You do know the difference between the French Foreign Legion and the Vichy French government?
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    Re: Do you have a family member that did serve in the Nazi army?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You do know the difference between the French Foreign Legion and the Vichy French government?
    The French Foreign Legion surrenders with an accent?
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