Auschwitz is not there for inspiration for Iain Duncan Smith, it is meant to be a lesson

Fear and loathing in Great Britain

20_october_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,236

Tuesday 20 October 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

For a man who has visited Auschwitz and written a fairly detailed account of his experiences I can only conclude that Iain Duncan Smith has found inspiration in the brutal cruelty of those who so willingly presided over the suffering and deaths of others. Smith recounts: “Auschwitz was deliberately turned into a factory. To understand how this was achieved one needs to look at the Commandant. According to Whitney Harris, the American prosecutor who interrogated him at the Nuremberg trials, Rudolf Höss appeared “normal”, “like a grocery clerk”. During his working days, Höss presided over the murder of more than a million people, but once he came home he lived the life of a solid, middle-class German husband and father. He even said to the prosecutors that he liked nothing more than to go…

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