should be observed that the players in this drama, both the ‘good’ and the
‘bad,’ the Germans, the Jews, the Americans, the Swiss and the Swedes,
were mostly contemporaries, most born between 1906-1910 and in their
mid-thirties in 1944. They were proceeding with their monumental tasks and
decisions in unchartered waters and unprecedented situations on the
premise of ‘on the job training’ anathema to European culture.
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