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[CW: Mass death, child abuse, graphic imagery] Today, I want to remind everyone of the true face of fascism.

Submitted by ergdj5 in History

On the day of June 10th alone, during fascist rule, I will go over three massacres.

The first story is that of Lidice. All of the men of the village were gathered by the Nazis, marched to the edge of town, and executed first five at a time- but this was not quick enough for the Nazis, and it was ordered they execute ten at a time. Two hundred women and a hundred children were taken to a nearby town, and all the pregnant women were victims of forced abortions. The majority of these women and children were brought to concentration camps, though others had died before they could get this far.

Oradour-sur-Glane, 1944. The SS cordoned the village and ordered the townspeople to the square to have their papers checked. The women and children were locked in the church, and the men lead to barns. Upon arrival, the SS began to fire at the men, shooting for the legs. Afterwards, they poured gasoline over the downed men and lit them on fire. Then, not having enough blood on their hand, they lit fire to the church, and set up machine guns to shoot anyone escaping through the doors. 247 women and 205 children were killed inside and just outside that church.

At almost the same time as Oradour-sur-Glane was being pillaged, the Distomo massacre was being perpetrated. The 4th SS division went door to door, massacring the citizens of this village. 218 people were killed in this massacre, though the circumstances are just as horrifying as the scale of that number. They bayonetted babies, shot down children, raped their mothers, and beheaded their fathers.

Fascism is to never be tolerated. All nazis should be killed. I don't care how extreme that sounds, that is a fact. They should be shot before these can happen again; because if given the chance, they will do these again.

I'm certain all you anarchists already know this, but I want this to be a resource of emotion to give to liberal friends who think antifascist organizations are 'just as bad' as fascists. Because the fascists did these things, and many, many more.

These are only isolated massacres, without getting into the other casualties of the war and the genocide of the concentration camps. I couldn't cover every story if I wanted to- and I certainly don't want to read about all of them.

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