Why have you never heard of the Milgram experiment in connection with the Holocaust???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What are you talking about? The holocaust and the subsequent war criminal trials were the events that prompted Milgram into thinking about issues of authority and obedience.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Milgram experiments at Yale in 1961 had nothing to do with the Holocaust, other than to demonstrate the willingness of ordinary people, under certain circumstances, to obey a perceived authority rather than to maintain their own ethical principles.

    It is as much connected with a country's ability to turn young men into soldiers and send them to war with an ability, even a diesire, to kill other human beings, all based on a perception of authority (the military establishment) and the need/desire to obey and be well-thought-of.

  • 1 decade ago

    besides authority,obedience and conformity, the Milgram experiment raised a chilling possibility that all mankind are capable of commiting atrocities in certain circumstances.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I actual have heard of it. the relationship has possibly fallen out of want -- it became noticeably much a cliche in some circles in the process the Seventies -- yet there are tides interior the comings and goings of such ideas.

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  • Elly
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    I have heard of it... and it's really scary.

    I don't know what else to say to your question now but if you want to talk more about the topic you can e-mail me.

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