Despite the fact that a colossal number of rabbis, imams, and clerics were sentenced to death by Hitler, he did not need repressions and a tough approach, unlike the Bolsheviks, Emeritus Professor of St. Anthony College (Oxford University) Robert Service said during the expert discussion at the Valdai Club on January 18, Rossa Primavera News Agency correspondent reports.
Comparing Hitler and Stalin, the professor said that although each and every social democrat, conservative, and liberal in Germany detested Hitler, his social policy was semi-acceptable to the overwhelming number of Germans in the 1930s. Robert Service further emphasized that Hitler, while sending a huge number of rabbis, imamsб and clergymen to execution, did not persecute the Church, professionals, and intellectuals. According to the British historian, Hitler worked with certain groups of society, therefore he did not have a need of repressions, of such a crime, such a tough approach as the Bolsheviks had.
In conclusion of the expert discussion, Robert Service added that the Bolsheviks wanted to get rid of religion immediately, while Hitler did not. The professor argued that it is true that Hitler sentenced to death a colossal number of rabbis, imams, and clergymen. However, the professor pointed out that there was something seriously totalitarian in the Bolshevik’s objectives, there was a fundamental approach, it was a struggle against society in order to remain in power and to remain Bolsheviks.
The idea to equate communism with fascism was introduced by Karl Popper, who called these societies “totalitarian“, since both societies were based on a spirit of collectivism.
It is important to note that glorification of the Nazi movement in any form is prohibited by the UN General Assembly Resolution A / RES / 69/160 of November 21, 2014, on combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance.
Lastly, the international discussion club Valdai was established in 2004. It was expected that the international club of experts shall express and communicate an objective scientific analysis of political, economic, social problems both in Russia and across the world.
Chiliasm (from Greek сhiliás meaning “a thousand“) is a faith in the “Millennial kingdom” of God and the righteous people on Earth, it is the faith in realization of the ideal of justice on Earth even before the end of the world.
The ideas of Nazis aimed at creating hell on Earth, kingdom of absolute inequality with humans and “non-humans”, directly opposes this chiliastic dream of communists. These ideas were around for as long as humanity exists. Favoring Hitler over communists is an attack against humanity and all the hardships it suffered through its history on its course towards the Millennial kingdom of God.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency