And if one joined the German armed services during WW2 they swore an oath of loyalty to Hitler. Not to the German nation, it's people or constitution (which was torn up by the NAZIs in any case) but to the man himself. After reading articles like this, I still harbor the notion that the Allies don't need to apologize for winning the war the way they did. Or this incident. Certainly makes you wonder how the Wehrmacht got it's reputation as a disciplined, legendary fighting force. Criminals in uniform, that's about it.