On the "Did Hitler get away" ? thread, as on others, the evils of history have been mentioned and compared - slavery, slaughter, exploitation, bloody conquest, despoliation, despotism, racism, genocide and so on. My question is whether the Nazi regime stands alone in any way in what it did. I've always thought the unique thing about it was the programmed industrial slaughter of around 5 million of people with the intention of killing even more than they managed to. What do you think ?