AbyssalMage wrote:German concentration camps were created for the sole purpose of killing anyone not of the "master race." They were borne out of the necessity of finding a more streamlined method of killing everyone "not of the master race."
They were originally "internment" camps where they sent people mostly for political reasons, and they operated that way for many years. (Sound familiar?)
The internment camps for political prisoners looked much different (buildings and structures, and the activities that happened inside the gates. Many political prisoners "left" Germany and went to other European countries after promising to make some outlandish public statement to the German people. i.e. German propaganda) than the concentration camps (building and structures) from what is published in history books. And yes I know they shot political prisoners during this time also, but from what I read (and I am willing to say what I read may not be accurate) the main purpose was to suppress political opposition through coercion/deportation well into the late 30's when the tactic was totally scrapped in favor of political elimination(i.e. a bullet to the head of you and everyone in your family or simply sent everyone to the gas chamber to accomplish the same "end"). By the late 1930's Hitler and the Nazi party gave up all pretenses within its borders of political neutrality. If you spoke out against Hitler, The War, or the Nazi Party, you (and your friends and family if they didn't turn you in) found a one way trip to a concentration camp.
It was only well into World War II that the function changed into an attempted genocide.
I'm saying the function of early German Internment camps (late 20's - '38'ish) served a different role than the Concentration camps ('38 - liberation). And yes, I'm sure I have my exact dates wrong. For some reason I have 1934 as when the memo was written for the creation and use of gas chambers and the formation of concentration camps but another part of me says Fall 1938. Regardless, there are historical letter's from the Nazi party of their planning, creation, and operation seized after the War.
(A)So are you saying they weren't concentration camps for nearly a decade? (B)And you're saying this just to justify the fact that Americans in the early 1940s did the exact same thing that the Germans did in the early 1930s?
(A) Read above.
(B) From a technical aspect, I already agreed with you, so the answer is - No
I know Germany lost (and doesn't get to write the history) and America won (and does), but facts are facts.
And Americans are great at re-writing history. Just listen to the Republican party, they can't get any of their American History straight
Neither Party can get any political facts straight
We are definitely a country of revisionists