Many war-criminals claimed they were merely following orders

Many war-criminals claimed they were merely following orders and could not be held responsible for their actions, in the trials following the World War II. Were the Germans or even the people from the study, in fact, evil and cold-hearted, or is this a group phenomenon which could happen to anyone, given the right conditions?

(5) Based on the results of the Milgram Experiment and the Panel Discussion, do you think that individuals who “compromise their own values and ethics in order to obey authority” are responsible for the treatment of others—- even if the authority figure was giving instructions to harm the other.

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