Just out of curiosity, has anyone here every read 'Mine Comp'? It was a book Hitler wrote, that everyone in Germany had to buy. I haven't read it myself, but I have heard excerpts from it. And I think it's pretty obvious the man didn't have any kind of squeamishness about getting rid of them, or that he was sacrificing his own peace of mind for his country's benefit, or anything like that. He thought of Jews as vermin — it was one of his obsessions to stamp them out; the fact that they existed got under his skin.
Also, has anyone ever watched a documentary on exactly what was done to these people? I mean, can we even imagine what it's like, to live in a nation where we had to live in fear that someone might accuse us of having a bloodline related to a Jew, that we might be beaten, whipped, humiliated, and most probably brutally murdered in a variety of terrible ways? People who were judged not to contribute enough to society were also taken and put in gas chambers, as well as homosexuals and anyone else that didn't fit up to Hitler's standards.
It's pretty easy to say when you are talking about the Holocaust in a general way, 'whatever he did, Hitler was only trying to what's best for his people,' but when you read the personal accounts of people who lived through his reign of terror, and the stories of people who died and lost loved ones, for absolutely no other reason than the fact that Hitler hated Jews, it's really, really hard to feel sorry for him. There are no terms strong enough to describe the monstrous things he did to innocent people.
It's true some may do terrible things for what they feel is an overall greater purpose, but I don't think it can be argued Hitler was one of them... At least not for a purpose much of anyone these days could consider anywhere close to 'noble.'