The European Jews were not the only group targeted for extermination by the Germans. Between 1904 and 1907, the colonial German powers perpetrated genocide on 2 African tribes.
The site combatgenocide.org writes:
“In total some 65,000 Herero, about 80% of the Herero population, and 10,000 Nama, about 50% of the Nama population, perished. The genocide was carried out through starvation and by poisoning the wells of the Herero amongst other tactics.”
The Germans are still grappling with their past, and much of the grappling takes the form of denial, unaccountability on the part of Western powers, and a refusal to pay compensation. Keep in mind that Germany is the richest state in the EU and the world’s second biggest exporter.
There have been attempts to hold the Germans accountable for horrific massacres of the Italians and the Greeks during WW II.
The US, the arbiter of all disputes after WW II, went to bat for Germany. Zero Hedge writes:
“US allies and “the power elites of West Germany” have systematically ignored Greece’s demands for WWII reparations.”
Ditto for Italy. Some states are more equal than others.
Here is the description of the Italian atrocity: http://ww2today.com/21st-september-1943-wehrmacht-massacres-italian-soldiers-on-cephalonia
Here is the description of the Greek atrocity: http://www.ww2wrecks.com/portfolio/the-nazi-occupation-of-greece-1941-44-an-endless-list-of-crimes-atrocities-and-bloodbaths/
Almost every Westerner has heard of the Holocaust, and while some deny it ever happened, the photos and descriptions here suggest that mass slaughter and brutality were the hallmarks of the Third Reich.
Our translation from german-foreign-policy.com:
Newsletter - acceptance refused
(Our own report) - A New York court date in a compensation lawsuit scheduled for next week, (January 25) grounded in the German genocide against the Herero and the Nama, threatens to fail again. The reason is that the Berlin Senate Department of Justice repeatedly refuses to accept the documents that it is obliged to forward to the Federal Government under international agreements. On the one hand, according to an internal memo from the authorities, it references the fact that it is only responsible for the forwarding of documents in civil and commercial disputes, but not in genocide claims. On the other hand, the German government sees its "state immunity" violated by the Herero-Nama lawsuit. The "state immunity" to which Berlin appeals even in the case of lawsuits of the descendants of Greek and Italian SS and Wehrmacht massacres, thus becomes a universal instrument against the prosecution of the most serious war crimes. Examples have long been known, even from the present.