The crimes of Communism as a whole are overlooked by the majority of scholars, writers, etc. There are a number of exceptions but the German Holocaust against the Jews sells books, movies, and gets your name in the papers. Additionally, it is easy to research. The Allies captured all of the Nazi documents related to the Holocaust. Whereas the Russians after initially making available their archives after the collapse of the Soviet Union to researchers have now largely shut access to NKVD, KGB and related archives.
There is also the culpability of the so-called intelligentsia, the many writers, scholars, artists that from the 1930's thru the 1980's that intentionally ignored or down-played Stalinist-communist crimes. In their minds mass-murder, sham-trials, and mass arrests were all part of the "revolutionary process."
However, one must be honest Germans committed their share of crimes and they are the loser. No one pities the loser.
In any case it is a pity for the world that there was no Nuremburg trial for the Communist mass-murderers.
I might add mass rape was committed in the European and Italian theaters by French-Algerian troops during the second world war. It is another "overlooked" story from the last war.
· 1 decade ago