Anonymous Profesor, it is my personal conviction that the Nazi genocide was different from nearly every other because it was based on Nazi "racial" (genetical) affiliation with the "German race".@PaulRyckier communists were also killing people based on their nationality or just because they lived on farmland for example. It is just an appearance that communist crimes are different somehow from Nazi crimes. Guilt was so much collectivized and crimes so large and widespread that there is no real difference. We should just remember deportations of Chechens or Tatars ( both had extremely high mortality rates in exile because of their poor living conditions and forced labour ) and others under Stalin and state sponsored famines in Soviet union in eraly 30s and in China in early 60s. Rogue Khmers were killing people because one of their ancestors was Vietnamese for example and punished with massacres Cham people colletively.
I have never ever found some similarities in any genocide as for example these trials by Nazis at the university of Strasbourg during WWII.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/22/remains-of-holocaust-victims-used-as-guinea-pigs-found-at-french-forensic-institute/From the link:
"In 1942, he set in motion a scientific study at the Anatomical Institute of Reich University in Strasbourg to try to prove Jews were an inferior race. Anthropologists went to Auschwitz to select Jews for “medical experiments,” which included detailed measurements and documentation of skin, hair and eye color, according to research. Ultimately, 86 were sent to the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp and gassed. Their bodies went to Hirt’s lab. "
"It was 1943 when German anthropologists selected 109 Jews for examination. They measured their heads and made casts of their faces. They took photographs and X-rays. They drew blood. Eighty-six were loaded into a train and taken to Natzweiler-Struthof in France’s Vosges Mountains, where they were forced to march through the Natzweiler village on the way to their death. "
If I understand it well they have first selected 109 Jews on details given by Nazi anthropologists and ultimately after the murder of these Jews, 86 corpses were sent to Strasbourg for experiments by the Nazi doctors...
Kind regards, Paul.