Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (1891-1944), popularly known to both sides as the Desert Fox (Wüstenfuchs), somewhere in North Africa (ca. 1942). Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrikakorps was never accused of war crimes, and captured Allied soldiers were reported to have been treated humanely. In all theaters of his command, he ignored orders to kill captured commandos, Jewish soldiers, and civilians.
In 1923, Hitler led his small Nazi party in an attempted seizure of power, ...The (effort) failed and Hitler was sentenced to a lenient jail sentence. It was in jail that he wrote ‘Mein Kampf‘ a rambling exposition of his philosophy which included his growing anti-semitic ideology and ideas of an idealized Aryan race. “...the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew. “ – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter 11. | Jewish Virtual Library