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comment by mpoe

The interesting thing, to me, is that the workings that led to the conundrum were not personal. Demjaniuk did not make the situation in which he had to act; he was born into it. So to understand what he did--and whether or to what extent he was "evil" or a "war criminal"--we need to understand that situation, IMHO.

cliffelam  ·  2315 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I probably agree with you, but situations like that fall broadly into my "don't need to understand" category. It sits right next to my "don't have an opinion" bag.