In the discussion thread: Right wing Nazis vs Left wing Nazis....a tale of consecutive posts [View all]
Response to catnhatnh (Reply #2)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:17 PM
Warren Stupidity (42,596 posts)
9. the term "left wing nazis" is deeply offensive.
German communists were among the first people to be sent to concentration camps. They concerned Hitler due to their ties with the Soviet Union and because the Nazi Party was intractably opposed to communism. Rumors of pending communist violence were started by the Nazis as justification for the Enabling Act of 1933, the law which gave Hitler his original dictatorial powers. Hermann Göring later testified at the Nuremberg Trials that it was the Nazis' willingness to repress German communists that prompted Hindenburg and the old elite to cooperate with them. Hitler and the Nazis also hated German leftists because of their resistance to Nazi racism. Many leaders of German leftist groups were Jews who were especially prominent among the leaders of the Spartacist Uprising in 1919. Hitler referred to Marxism and "Bolshevism" as a means of "the international Jew" to undermine "racial purity" and survival of the Nordics or Aryans (sometimes of all white Europeans), as well as stirring up socioeconomic class tension and labor unions against the government or relevant businesses. Within concentration camps such as Buchenwald, German communists were privileged in comparison to Jews because of their "racial purity." Whenever the Nazis occupied a new territory, members of communist, socialist, or anarchist groups were thus normally among the first to be repressed, including summary executions. An example of this is Hitler's infamous Commissar Order in which he demanded the summary execution of all political commissars captured among Soviet soldiers.
Tens of thousands of socialists and communists were murdered by the fascists regimes of the era, and socialists and communists joined and lead resistance movements across occupied europe.
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|Comrade Grumpy||Jan 2013||#7|
the term "left wing nazis" is deeply offensive.
|Warren Stupidity||Jan 2013||#9|
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|Capt. Obvious||Jan 2013||#17|
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