Hitler czy Stalin?
Kto był gorszy?
Okazuje się, że biorąc pod uwagę wyłącznie cywilne ofiary, prawdodpobnie Hitler. Pisze dla The New York Review Of Books Timothy Snyder:
All in all, the Germans deliberately killed about 11 million noncombatants, a figure that rises to more than 12 million if foreseeable deaths from deportation, hunger, and sentences in concentration camps are included. For the Soviets during the Stalin period, the analogous figures are approximately six million and nine million. These figures are of course subject to revision, but it is very unlikely that the consensus will change again as radically as it has since the opening of Eastern European archives in the 1990s. Since the Germans killed chiefly in lands that later fell behind the Iron Curtain, access to Eastern European sources has been almost as important to our new understanding of Nazi Germany as it has been to research on the Soviet Union itself. (The Nazi regime killed approximately 165,000 German Jews.)
Przyznam, że spodziewałem się czegoś innego. Reszta jego artykułu analizuje kwestię w trochę bardziej złożonych kwestiach niż "lepszy" i "gorszy".