Re: Austrian soldier fighting for Germany - Summary of replies #germany


Jeffrey Knisbacher
 

I just wanted to thank several people who responded to this. I would
note two responses, in particular, that may be of general interest. One
noted that Hitler, an Austrian by birth, had tried to volunteer in the
Austrian army but was rejected. He then turned to the German army which
accepted him, suggesting there was no problem with Austrians fighting
for Germany. Another noted that an Israeli lecturer had once given a
talk in which he said Jews were put into their own separate units in the
German army and then sent to the most difficult fronts, where they
naturally suffered more casualties than they would have otherwise.

Jeff Knisbacher j2456@verizon.net

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