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...er 372). From the above, Calder explicates on the active and passive nature of evil. In particular, Hilter should be considered of a greater evil because he played an active role throughout the Holocaust. He held a personal belief that his actions could have been somehow justifiable, and did everything in his power to lead and continue the genocide. On the other hand, there is Eichmann, someone who did not necessarily agree with such atrocities, but still choose to turn a blind eye, and did nothing to stop such crimes. In a similar way, Eichmann’s actions can be compared to that of a bystander. While he may not have played an active role, he choose to take an passive role, and did nothing to cease the acts of evil. Eichmann, himself, is guilty of his passiveness and an unwillingness to reflect on how his actions could have impacted the well being of so many people.
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