The fact that he hid in Berlin may not be because he was a coward, but he was being strategic. Acting tough so you won't be seen as a coward isn't brave at all... The reason I say he was a coward was because he killed himself in one of his bunkers before he could be found and persecuted. It's like the idea of selflessness. There is no such thing. You do things that aren't selfish to achieve a personal goal, if its helping others to feel positive, or going to heaven, or whatever. Hitler was a coward for hiding, but also brave enough to hide in order to achieve his goals. If he charged into war, would be he brave for doing so, or stupid for doing it to look brave? It's quite the dilemma.well, since you put it that way....
I think in the begining he was brave, because there were many people he were against it. and he did try to begin somthing and was put in prison for it sometime in the 20's (I don't remember when and what exactly, but it was called ' the beer basement riot' or somthing like that.) after he got the power and got rid of most of the resistance, he became pretty coward and hid in his bunker in Berlin most of the time. I cant say I blame him too much for being paranoid, that is probably what kept him alive, but you still cant call it bravery...
BTW, I would like to add that killing people that are like you is extremely cruel. (he was not blond, blue eyed or good looking, and his granma was jewish)
Not necessarily.I can see what Kitty's saying; yes he instigated the deaths of millions of people, but he didn't do it on his own. There were the people operating the gas chambers and concentration camps, who would be just as much to blame as him. Those people would have agreed with his ideas in some part otherwise they wouldn't have participated.
The people administering the shocks didn't know they were fake.Fake shocks are nothing compared to actively knowing you are going to end someone's life.
65% increased to the maximum shock level.After a number of voltage level increases, the actor started to bang on the wall that separated him from the subject. After several times banging on the wall and complaining about his heart condition, all responses by the learner would cease.
At this point, many people indicated their desire to stop the experiment and check on the learner. Some test subjects paused at 135 volts and began to question the purpose of the experiment. Most continued after being assured that they would not be held responsible. A few subjects began to laugh nervously or exhibit other signs of extreme stress once they heard the screams of pain coming from the learner
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