Hitler surrounded himself with a small
clique of fanatical, ruthless henchmen - a violent group of
outsiders who rose to power in the Third Reich and established
political and economic institutions of legitimized terror.
Hitler's henchmen were found to be quite psychologically normal.
They were men of fine standing, husbands who morning and night
kissed their wives, fathers who tucked their children into bed.
But they were men often seen as the very personifications of evil.
Inhuman acts were an everyday occurrence - killings, mass gassing
of men, women and children, brutalities, cruelties, tortures,
atrocities, medical experiments ..
The Nazi doctors would torture Jewish children, Gypsy children and
many others. Patients were put into pressure chambers,
tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death, and exposed to
various other traumas.
At Auschwitz Josef Mengele, The
Angel Of Death, did a number of twin studies, and
these twins were usually murdered after the experiment was over
and their bodies dissected.