Lately the topic has been coming up a lot in my life (mainly at college). i try not to spend too much time thinking about it but sometimes its hard not to, especially when accidentally flicking through channels and coming across a holocaust movie. my question to you guys is, how do you wrap your heads around it? for the life of me, i cant understand how humanity ever got to that level of evil. it was way beyond just killing, it was humiliation and sadistic torture of millions of people, im talking about using babies as target practice here. I cant understand how a civilization of people that contributed so much to western culture with some of the best artists and composers in history, let that happen. I especially want to hear the opinions of Germans on this forum, how do you cope with your nations past and how is it approached in schools there? i keep trying to think about it, but the topic keeps coming up and i decided to post this thread after reading the thread about the pope comparing nazis to atheists. so how do you guys wrap your heads around it, how the hell did it happen? And do you think it can happen again in a civilized nation today? (not talking about africa, i know genocide still occurs daily there) Why or why not?