Abbott says that, unlike Islamic State, the Nazi’s tried to cover up their evil.
But this is not historically accurate.
The best research indicates that the mass of ordinary Germans knew of the evolving terror of the Holocaust. They knew concentration camps were full of Jews. They knew Jews and other minorities were being put to death because the camps and measures which led up to them had been reported in thousands of officially inspired media articles. The only thing many Germans may not have known about was the use of industrial scale gas chambers as no media reports were allowed of this “final solution”.
Many Germans accepted the Jews being taken to concentration camps because they accepted the propaganda which stigmatized them.
Who has stigmatised asylum seekers as “illegal arrivals”?