It would be absurd to say that every German soldier was bad. There were some who saw what was happening and protested against it and paid the ultimate price for it.
Michael Kitzelmann had been a loyal soldier of the Wehrmacht. He was company commander at the age of 24, and was awarded the Iron Cross,Second Class for bravery in battle. He was also a devout Catholic. In letters to his parents and in talks with his fellow soldiers he would be critical of war and destruction of those responsible,during Operation Barbarossa.
Between January and May 1942 he was assigned to a unit combating partisans in Russia, where he witnessed atrocities committed by the Einsatzgruppen on the Russian population and against the Jews.
Traumatized and shocked by these experiences he started to re-examine his conscience. He to detest the Nazis and openly criticize commands.
His attitude resulting from a Christian rejection of war…
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