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Did Erwin Rommel commit any war crimes during his campaign in WW2?

Author : John

Submitted : 2018-02-26 00:07:08    Popularity:     

Tags: commit  Rommel  Erwin  war  WW2  

He failed an assassination plot to kill Hitler and was given the choice of preservation of family in exchange of suicide... but that failure is not a 'War Crime

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He failed an assassination plot to kill Hitler and was given the choice of preservation of family in exchange of suicide... but that failure is not a 'War Crime'!

I don't believe so. He was a Prussian officer, and was not one of Hitler's fanatics. In fact, he was executed (ok, was given the choice to kill himself, or see his family tortured) as a heretic and conspirator against Hitler.

If using P.O.W.'s and slave labor to help construct the 'Atlantic Wall' is a war crime then yes.

Not to my knowledge. He may have been the most respected enemy of WW2.

No,he was an honourable man, killed himself to protect his family.

I don't think so. He did lodge a complaint with the International Red Cross about the Australians committing war crimes.

I have never seen a report accusing Rommel of any war crimes.

Yes, he oversaw the use of slave labour to build the Atlantic Wall.

Maybe not the most heinous crime of the war but certainly caused injury and death to hundreds of workers.

Rommel is often given special dispensation (and glorified) by the Allies (maybe to improve their own glamour) but he is no more deserving of the accolades than many other German military leaders.

War was different back then. The 2nd world war was the last total war, meaning that he end justified the means.. Rommel was a brilliant office / leader of fighting men who was undermined by the dummy Hitler... whether the forces under his control did commit war crimes is anyones guess..

Nope - He was a good guy and soldier, who was just born on the wrong side of the war.



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