people died of thirst in the cattle cars, on the sidings, on the way to the concentration camps. children die of thirst quicker because their body mass is lower.
what is the difference between a “detention centre” and a “concentration camp”? maybe if you are on the outside of the chainlink and barbed wire there’s a difference. if you’re on the inside, is the difference noticeable?
how bitterly the rest of the world condemned the “good germans” who stood by and did nothing, who turned their heads and knew nothing, who made a little easy effort not to know anything rather than making a big difficult effort to stop anything. one day, will “good americans” be a standard trope for wilful ignorance and empathy deficit disorder, replacing “good germans” as history marches on?