i just thought that the germans were more honest in their intentions of death and destruction
They were not honest. For example: They would tell people from Hungary and other countries that there are job opportunities and a better future in the Poland area. They did that to not cause panic, while all along they had other intentions for these people.
Once they arrived in the concentration camps, they were told to undress, were handed towels, soap and the germans were very polite and smiling the whole time. Only the germans knew what comes next.
Germans were not honest, they were manipulative and had these people under their control. Russians used other tactics, and was not any better.
My 'x' is the that way. He is manipulative, will act nice and then will stab you in the back.
Stupid me married a german.