Well...so goes the myth but I don't buy it:
No myth BB, there was never an order but there's enough "suggestions" in official reports, SS was not big on prisoners, big on executions though.
The guy on the pic is not SS he's a Wechrmacht panzergrenadier.
But as I read often it had been the Soviets who started the torturing to death of german POW's, hanging their corpes onto trees to mock the enemy. Like that:
And whats wrong about that? You know my opinion, every German of the WW2 era whether man, woman or a child deserved death,civilians a quick one and soldiers needed to be skinned alive, the longer they died the better.
You should be grateful Stalin didnt just decide he wants Germans extinct, any sort of mercy or understanding towards Nazi Germany and its general populace is bloody stupid.
Germany started the war with a full intent of exterminating 200 milion people, you wanted to make Warsaw and Moscow into water reservoirs after gassing/expelling their populations, sorry mate but if german soldiers were tortured i can only hope the f*ckers died a long and painfull death.
Michael Wittmann became famous as he was asked for a wish as a reward for a special successful day on the Panzer front in Russia...he asked for the lifes of the russian whose tanks he just had destroyed. He wanted them to be brought to the lazarett.
Why did he have to ask
for their lives though? Sorry the odd human being among Germans circa 1936-1945 does not justify any sort of leniency.
Germans of WWII were not human beings but rabid monsters who deserved total extermination and got away with much less, they wanted to kill 200 milion people, wipe out their often millenium long heritage, they had plans to create human farms ffs!
Germans of WW2 should have been exterminated, anything less was a lucky break for them and needs to be treated as such.
I'm glad we got over the time where only one side is blamed for everything.
Its not the war itself Germany is blamed for, if it was just war people would get over it quickly, its the idea to wipe out half of european population and degrade the survivors to the level of human farm animals that ticks people off.
Soviets might have killed slightly more people but they were nowhere near as creative and you could survive
under soviet rule, under Germans you were either soap or a farm animal.
People and countries play pretend games called politics but BB lets be honest the world will never forget what Germany did or plan to do, ever, though adult people wont be stereotyping the words German = Nazi are embedded in global consciousness for good.