Question #c4685

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May 20, 2016

Answer:

Bad is subjective, but Stalin killed more people than Hitler did.

Explanation:

Hitler killed many Jews and other minorities by the use of concentration camps and death camps, but Stalin also killed his own people because they would not conform. Hitler killed between 5 million and six million Jews, but Stalin killed between 34 million and 49 million people in the gulags.

Hitler killed people because he believed that they were root of all evil, while Stalin killed people just because they did not conform to his ideas. It could be argued that Hitler justified himself in "Mein Kampf," while Stalin did not justify himself and continued killing people.

Many Jews were killed by the gas chambers or overworking, while the Russians were starving to death in the gulags. Hitler could be argued as worse because he killed people because of racial prejudice, while Stalin could be argued as worse because he killed people because they would not conform to his political ideas.

Sources: (http://www.projetaladin.org/holocaust/en/40-questions-40-answers/basic-questions-about-the-holocaust.html) (http://www.ibtimes.com/how-many-people-did-joseph-stalin-kill-1111789)

May 20, 2016

Answer:

It is subjective.

Explanation:

Killing one person is a crime so killing millions cant be quantified relatively. If we draw comparisons quantitatively Stalin is generally seen as killing more. However, Hitler's victims extended far beyond the Jews. 1 in 6 Poles lost their lives and of the 27 million Soviet casualties it is estimated that at least 15 million at were civilians. Moreover millions of Soviet POW's were killed or starved to death. None of these can be attributed to fighting. Both men personified evil and one is as bad as the other.