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Unformatted text preview: commanders who followed orders were doing anything actually evil. They were severely immoral and I believe they should have been punished fittingly, but not condemned for evil actions. Eichmann didn’t wake up one morning and think, “Hm, I really want to go out and kill a bunch of innocent people today.” Rather, his head was probably void of much thought altogether considering he wasn’t the most intelligent of people. Eichmann’s actions reflect a severe inability to overcome authority, which is often deemed as a positive trait in day to day life. Had he acted as people hoped he would have, he would’ve shown a rebelliousness that in ordinary circumstances would be “risky” to an establishment, but since his actions were during the Holocaust, he is seen as a monster that didn’t do what was necessary to stop the proceedings....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course STOR 155 taught by Professor Andrewb.nobel during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08