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They were taught from the start to obey orders instantly
To develop an absolute and unquestioning obedience
An obedience which was enforced by punishment
Reinforced with slogans and ceremonies

They learned  to always put their Fatherland first
To share an idealised vision of the future
To be proud of the beings they were
To believe that they were right

They carried out the orders of their superiors
without question and without emotion
They were encouraged in their actions
by promotion and success

They developed techniques for committing mass murder
They killed millions of men  women  and children
quickly,  cheaply  and efficiently
with the minimum of fuss

They utilised the bodies commercially
The body fats to make soap
The hair to fill matresses
The ashes for fertiliser

They watched with disbelief
as the world which they had created
disintegrated into chaos and madness
They claimed that they were only obeying orders