Spartacus and whoever else: my concern with this video (and only this video - the whole series has been spectacular), and I would love to hear thoughts about it - I believe that Hitler was a product of his time, and the whole “if you go back in time and kill Hitler” thing actually happened, there would still be many of the same evil actions. This video instead seems to support the what I consider dangerous “Hitler tricked everyone into the holocaust/WW2” line of thought.
Churches throughout Germany have had jundensaus carved on their facades for centuries. Imagine going to work, school, church, the market, etc., and seeing this depiction constantly. It will affect you in negative ways. We are seeing now just how much people will disassociate with reality after losing something, and an election is nothing compared to a four year war with such horrendous losses.
I am concerned that this video supports (and maybe not on purpose) what I believe to be a comforting fallacy - that Hitler and his few henchmen tricked Germany into what happened. Instead, I strongly believe the German people were in a place where they were ready and happy to be tricked, and if it wasn’t Hitler it would have been someone else. Hitler was a product of his time, not the controller of it. I believe this difference is very important for our understanding of how societies, groups, and individuals function, and that we must be careful of how we view people and the world.