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[Thread] They say never read the comments, but the (mostly) positive ones here give me hope. My real thanks and admiration go to those soldiers and officers who are down-range, making the right ethical decisions literally under fire.

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For those interested in the module using #Holocaust #history to teach ethical decision making in the military. see Link 👇.I am so proud of the collaboration b/w @WestPoint_USMA the military, COL (R) Prescott (JAG corps), the @HolocaustMuseum, and ROTC.

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This module is taught to the military academies, ROTC, Army, Navy, Marine Corps (cadets, officers, soldiers, NCOs). This short video really sums up how we can apply history correctly to make real and important changes in the present.

Another program, from the @MJHnews and the @HolocaustMuseum takes service academy cadets on a month-long immersive study of the Holocaust. The ethical failures of the German military are part of this.

ajcf.pl/en/programy/am…
Nor are we alone. West Point has a Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

westpoint.edu/centers-and-re…
Other historians (and veterans) like Prof. Ed Westermann have also realized the importance of the Wehrmacht as a cautionary tale.

news.rice.edu/2010/04/08/col…
When writing my first book, I was struck by how much military units at the small unit level have in common in their basic cultures and relationships. This commonality breaks down the wall of "I'm not a Nazi" when teaching.
Seven years ago, I privately contacted the Marine Corps IG about scout snipers in Afghanistan posing with an SS flag. After the incident became public, I was interviewed about it.

motherjones.com/politics/2012/…
I view this kind of applied history as yet another way that we as historians and scholars can bring our expertise to the public and explain how we are connected to our past. #Twitterstorians are a continuing example of how we can do this. Keep it up and thanks for reading!
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