I think a huge part of the problem is that schools get visits from lying, exaggerating, self-glorifying 'holocaust survivors' so they have a personal witness of supposed 'Nazi' barbarity and sadism.
But that seems to me to be a witnessing to quite obvious exaggeration* / deceit*, choose your word.
Plus these people on this circuit of indoctrination in the last decade were just young children at the time, so actually are not witnesses of any reliability or insight. What can a child of nine, thirteen or even seventeen know of the bigger picture or the causes of it? They are just ambassadors of the evolved mythology that came out in the 1960's after the Eichmann show-trial. No-one denies people were arrested because of their ethnicity and transported to concentration camps. Sure. But that happened also in Britain and America also, so why don't we get taught about that racist persecution, if that is what holocaust rembrance is supposed to be reminding us about?
No serious person denies that conditions worsened for inmates especially Jews after 1943 in the Axis camps, with the turn in the tide of war. Sure. So what — that is debated — are they actually personal eye-witnesses to? Obviously not a mass-gassing programme. None of these children at the time witnessed that. And the handful of survivors who did claim to have witnessed that like Bomba, Wiernik, etc., seem to me to be clear deceivers.
I genuinely think its a shame that people didn't ever get visits during their impressionable schooldays from unapologetic, upright and courageous wehrmacht soldiers as a counter balance. But we all know how that suggestion would be received.
I lived in Germany as a teenager and again in my late-twenties and met many people who'd served their nation during the tumultous times of WW2. I have mentioned before that one of my girlfriend's fathers was one of the last batch of wounded soldiers flown out of Stalingrad. He lost an eye. He was no different from my mother's brothers who also fought in that war.
I also met a Count in Munich who had been a Prussian cavalry officer. He was a marvelous specimen of humanity of a type that has all but disappeared in Europe: noble, gracious, humble, chivalrous, generous, witty, erudite. A remnant from another time with other values. To demonise all such people as 'Nazis' is to my mind both stupid and delusionally dishonest.
Well, what can we do? People are deluded by the decades of simplistic caricatures of wicked Germans or 'Nazis' from hollywood films and biased documentaries made principally by Jewish companies run by Jewish film moguls themselves of questionable morals. The Brad Pitt film 'Fury' is an excellent example of that. A disgusting film glorifying in self-righteous, violent vengeance made by the immoral, rapist, misogynist Harvey Weinstein.
But if you Blake think pointing out these self-evident truths equates to 'nazi arse-licking' then that to my mind just confirms the accuracy of my observation. Viz that you are just one of many millions who currently aren't able to see through the conditioning we have all been subjected to
Have you ever met that which is called 'a Nazi', Blake ?
I have had the close acquaintance of two and met many more in passing, and I can tell you that they defy the stereotype.
I have seen videos of Rochus Misch, Karl Krause and they seem all together decent people caught up in a war not of their choosing.
I have met one Holocaust survivor and he admitted to me that he had lied and then behaved very unchivalrously and rudely to me. I have watched many videos of 'survivors' and some were normal people but the likes of Kitty Hart, Eva Moses Korr, Elie Wiesel, Simon Wiesenthal, and so many others has a very high preponderance of people of questionable morals and credibility.
This isn't being obsequious to one group and prejudical to the other. It is as you wrote: "just telling it like it is".