“We roared through the gates of Dachau figurative ‘minutes’ after its liberation while 40,000+ wrecks-of-humanity milled, tore, looted, screamed, cried as/like depraved beasts which the Nazi SS has made them,” Captain David Wilsey wrote in a recently released letter to his sweetheart published by New Republic. “In those early minutes, I saw captured SS tortured against a wall [by U.S. soldiers] and then shot in what you Americans would call ‘cold blood’—but Emily! God forgive me if I say I saw it done without a single disturbed emotion BECAUSE THEY SO HAD-IT-COMING after what I had just seen and what every minute more I have been seeing of the SS beasts’ actions. . . .
“To think this is only “The Queen Bee” camp—others are worse though much smaller and it is here the ‘policies’ were worked out for the lesser camps. In fact, this Dachau is THE home of SS Bestiality—Himmler’s ‘laboratory and hangout.”
The Nazis murdered my grandfather in Dachau. I know what I said about not wanting the government getting into the business of killing people. But right or wrong, I would have shot the guards. You?