Megotaku t1_j6j24cz wrote

This should be unsurprising. After WW2, it was opened up to the academic community to interview the people who ordered the Holocaust, from the leadership down to the death camp soldiers. Most psychologists declined the offer on the grounds that the results wouldn't be interesting. Those that did the interviews found that the mass murderers were almost all normal, well adjusted people responding to social forces beyond their control. People love to delude themselves into thinking broken, bad people do evil things, but in reality everyday people do evil things. Evil isn't a mustache twirling villain, it's banal.