There is no doubt that Nazi Germany invented the Holocaust. There is no doubt that without Hitler and his Nazi troops, there would not have been a Holocaust. There is no doubt that the Nazis invented the gas chambers. There is no doubt that despite age old Antisemitism throughout Europe, Nazi Germany was the essential perpetrator of the Holocaust. This does not mean that Nazi Germany did not have many helpers in Europe, including governments, in its maniacal determination to annihilate the Jewish populations of all of Europe. It is undeniable that the Nazi killing machine could not have achieved its diabolical goals without help from the vast majority of European populations. It is also undeniable that there would have been no Holocaust without the Nazis. However, no government in Europe should attempt to diminish the help that the Nazis received from local populations. Such assertions will not help in healing wounds.
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