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Q: relationship between sentimentality and cruelty ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: relationship between sentimentality and cruelty
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: orinda-ga
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Posted: 04 Aug 2005 13:49 PDT
Expires: 03 Sep 2005 13:49 PDT
Question ID: 551781
I read somewhere (perhaps a psycology book or a book on Neitzsche)
that Hitler had a General who was particularly ruthless. This general
however had several pet birds and when one died he would weep for
days. He was very sentimental. The anecdote was presented in a
discussion on sentimentality and sadism ...or maybe it was
sentimentality and tyranny. In any case, my question is, Who was the
general that collected the birds? And/or who was the scholar that
discussed the relationship between sentimentatlity and cruelty? [I
know I found it on the web about three years ago.]

Clarification of Question by orinda-ga on 04 Aug 2005 13:56 PDT
This may have appeared in a work by Hannah Arendt
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: relationship between sentimentality and cruelty
From: pinkfreud-ga on 04 Aug 2005 16:24 PDT
I was not able to locate the reference you're seeking, but I thought
you might be interested in this article, which describes some of the
animal-protection laws of Nazi Germany:

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